Balaclava-clad men threaten event staff at knife-point and try to steal golf buggy

Police have launched an investigation after three balaclava-clad men tried, and failed, to make off with a golf buggy. <i>(Image: NORTHERN ECHO)</i>
Police have launched an investigation after three balaclava-clad men tried, and failed, to make off with a golf buggy. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

Police have launched an investigation after three balaclava-clad men tried, and failed, to make off with a golf buggy.

The incident happened last week (Monday November 28) at an event in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough when three men on two mopeds between them threatened event staff at knife-point to hand over the keys to a golf buggy.

One of the suspects held the large blade to a staff member’s throat while demanding the keys be handed over.

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The keys were handed over, but the attempted robbers were unable to make their getaway on the golf buggy, and left in the direction of Ladgate Lane.

The suspects were not wearing helmets and were riding one red and one black moped between them.

One is described as having a Liverpool accent and wearing a blue Berghaus jacket.

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Police are now appearing for information or CCTV or dashcam footage which may help them with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Middlesbrough CID on 101, quoting reference 215040 or by anonymously contacting Crimestoppers.

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