Knife-point robbery claim in Swansea investigated
POLICE are appealing for help after an alleged late night knife-point robbery in a Swansea street.
The victims — a couple in their 20s — were said by police to have been threatened and robbed as they walked near the Maggies pub in Manselton.
Detectives believe the pair had been followed from the city centre by two men before the alleged attack, and they are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Inspector Darren George from Swansea Central CID, confirmed police were investigating the alleged robbery, which happened in Llangyfelach Road.
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"A male and female were walking near the Maggies pub when they were approached by two males.
"Both males made off after the incident with personal items from the couple.
"Though the couple were unhurt, this was a very distressing incident, and I would urge anyone with information to come forward."
Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The alleged robbery happened near a pedestrian tunnel in Llangyfelach Road just after 2am on Tuesday.
Yesterday the area was cordoned off by police as officers continued their investigation.
Detectives believe the couple may have been followed from the area around High Street railway station to the Manselton tunnel before being approached.
They think the couple — and the people who followed them — may have been seen by witnesses as they walked from the city centre, across Dyfatty junction and up Llangyfelach Street and they are appealing for people with information to come forward.
Officers have released descriptions of two men they want to trace — one is described as wearing a dark, puffa-style jacket and light coloured trousers, while the second was wearing a dark top, a baseball cap and jeans.
One resident who lives near the tunnel said: "I saw the police turn up in the morning and about six of them jumped out.
"I asked the community officer what had happened and she would only say there had been an incident."
Can you help? Call South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111