October 2, 2019 12.14 pm This story is over 49 months old

Teen’s rucksack stolen in Lincoln McDonald’s assault

Police believe these men can help with the investigation

Two men assaulted a teenager in a Lincoln McDonald’s before stealing his rucksack.

Lincolnshire Police are investigating the incident which happened when the 15-year-old boy was sat with friends in McDonald’s at around 1.15am on Friday, August 30.

A man had approached the boy talking about drugs before taking his blue camo Versace backpack from the table. The boy tried to get his bag back and was assaulted in the restaurant before the man ran out with the victim chasing him.

The boy was then punched by a second man once outside in the Cornhill before falling to the ground. He was not seriously injured, but was badly shaken.

The two men left the area together on push bikes.

Police released a CCTV appeal on Wednesday, October 2 to help identify the two men, who they believe may have information to help with the investigation.

The offenders are described as follows:

  • First man – white, in his 20s, five foot seven inches tall, with a skinny build. He had short brown hair and a scruffy beard and was earring a grey Nike tracksuit
  • Second man – white, in his 20s, six foot tall with an average build. He was wearing a black zip-up waterproof jacket, which had a hood which was zipped up around his chin as if to obscure his face

Anyone with information about the incident, or who recognises the pictured men, should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting reference 23 of August 30.

It can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.