Gang rob walkers in city park
Two people were robbed as they walked through Leicester's Victoria Park on Monday night.
The victims were confronted and threatened by a group of four or five young men, between 8.30pm and 10.15pm, as they walked past the war memorial.
The group searched both victims and took property including an Apple iPod Touch, a rucksack and some documents.
The bag was later found by police in nearby Evington Footpath, which runs from the junction of London Road and Evington Road.
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Detective Constable Sam Church said: "Thankfully, the victims weren't injured, but they were still shaken and did the right thing by immediately calling police.
"We are looking into the possibility that these robberies are linked and are urging anyone with information to come forward so we can find those responsible."
Police are conducting extra patrols in and around the park as a result of the attacks.
Sergeant Tom Butler, of city centre police, said: "We will be increasing our patrols in the area to help keep people safe, but there are some really simple, yet effective, steps that members of the public can take.
"Keeping valuables out of sight of potential thieves, planning your route home, keeping to well-lit areas and walking with a friend are just a few suggestions we have which would deter a thief."
Contact Det Con Church on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.