Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the report of an assault and robbery of a man on the Cliftonville Road area of north Belfast on Tuesday, April 30th.
Detective Sergeant Eric Fairfield said: “It is understood that at early on Tuesday afternoon, a man in his 20s was standing on the Cliftonville Road near the junction with Glenard Brook when he was struck on the side of the head by an unknown male with what is believed to have been a wheel brace.
"It was reported that the assailant picked up the man’s mobile phone and ran off.
“The man is described as being in his 20s, around six feet tall, of stocky build. It is understood he was wearing a grey hooded top and grey shorts.
“The victim suffered a broken cheekbone and jaw as a result of this vicious attack.
“Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101, quoting reference number 728 of 30/04/19.”
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.