Man punched in face by tool thieves

Published Friday, 16 November 2012
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A man has been punched in the face after refusing to hand over tools from his van to a gang of men in Co Antrim.

Man punched in face by tool thieves
Police are looking for three men. (© UTV)

It happened in the Colinbrook Avenue area of Dunmurry at around 3.20pm on Friday.

Three men approached the man and ordered him to give them the tools. They pulled out a knife when he refused, before punching him on the head.

He sustained injuries to the side of his face.

The men fled empty-handed.

Police said two of them are believed to be around 18 or 19 years old.

One of them wore a black coat and a navy hoodie underneath with the hood up and black tracksuit bottoms. The other wore light blue jeans and a black coat with the hood up.

The third man is thought to be about 25 years old, of medium build, with a thin moustache and wearing dark blue jeans and a grey hoodie.

Anyone who witnessed the incident has been asked to come forward.

© UTV News
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Ryan in Belfast wrote (766 days ago):
Fair play to the man for not giving into those scum, its a dangerous thing to do, especially when theres 3 against one and they have knives.
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