Police appeal for witnesses
Melbourne Embona Robbery Taskforce detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Melbourne’s CBD area on Friday, July 13.
The incident occurred near a public car park at the intersection of Flinders and Spring streets just after 6am.
Investigators have been told that the victim, a 27-year-old man, went to the pay station to pay for a parking ticket when he was approached by a group of 10 to 12 youths.
One of the youths asked the victim the time as the rest of the group surrounded him demanding his wallet, mobile phone and car keys.
The victim handed over the items but was assaulted when he refused to tell them where his car was parked.
The youths, who have been described as male and perceived to be of African appearance, aged in their late teens, all wearing dark coloured clothing, ran off towards the Treasury Gardens.
The victim was assessed by Ambulance Victoria paramedics but did not require hospital treatment.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au