Man punched in the face in east Belfast robbery by gang
Police are hunting for a group of men after a man was attacked by a gang during a robbery in east Belfast.
It happened on the Albertbridge Road shortly after midnight on Monday.
The man aged in his 20s was walking out of the city centre when he became aware of a group of men behind him.
Without warning, he was struck from behind to the top of his back and was punched a number of times in the face by a man who was described as being in his early 20s, bald and of muscular build.
He had a tribal tattoo on his left arm running up to his neck and was also wearing a black tracksuit top and bottoms with white stripes.
He was described as being the oldest in a group of three or four men who also kicked and punched the man.
The man made his way home before realising that his wallet and iphone had been stolen during the assault.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officer at Musgrave on 101, quoting reference 40 of 25/4/17.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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