Published Thursday, 04 October 2012
Police are appealing for information. (© UTV)
The incident happened in Colin Glen Forest Park at around 11:30am on Wednesday when two unknown males approached a 27-year-old man.
One of the attackers asked for a light and produced a knife. He then threatened the victim and stole his mobile phone and wallet.
The robber also punched him in the face, before making off with his accomplice.
The suspect with the knife is described as in his mid 20s, 5' 10" tall with ginger hair and was wearing a blue hoodie with white writing on the front.
The other attacker was also in his mid 20s, 5' 6" in height with fair hair and was wearing what is described as a white heavy jumper.
Sinn Féin Councillor Anne Marie Logue has urged people to be vigilant and described the attack as "very disturbing."
"The Glen is a popular place for families, anglers, dog walkers and runners to name a few," she said.
"For someone to commit an aggravated robbery in broad daylight is quite worrying and is an attack on this community's sense of safety while using the glen."
She continued: "Unfortunately until this is resolved people should be vigilant using this facility.
"I would urge anyone who was near the glen at the time or saw anything suspicious to bring that information to the PSNI."
Ms Logue said the two entrances into the forest park are located on busy roads.
She said that the attackers "may not have gone unnoticed. "
"Whoever was behind this robbery cannot be allowed to do this again and must be taken off our streets."
Anyone who witnessed the attack or who has any information is asked to contact police in Antrim.