Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were robbed in separate incidents last night, leaving one of them injured.
The first incident happened at around 11pm, when it is reported that a man in his 20s was walking along Arundel Street when three men approached him.
One of the men is believed to have been carrying a knife. The men are said to have threatened the victim, before taking a small amount of cash and a mobile phone from him.
They are then thought to have left the area along Matilda Street.
In another incident at about 11.30pm, another man in his 20s was walking along Eyre Street when three men approached him.
Again, it is reported that one of the men was carrying a knife. The victim has allegedly been threatened and had a quantity of cash taken from him, before the men ran towards Sidney Street.
PC Lucy Marriott, the investigating officer, said: “While I understand that incidents like these can be alarming, I would like to reassure you that we are treating it as a priority and a full investigation is now underway.
“We will be reviewing CCTV footage and have increased the police presence in the area.
“One of the victim’s sustained a minor injury but thankfully neither were seriously injured. I would like to urge members of the public who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at around that time to contact police.
“We believe the three men involved in both incidents to be the same group of people and we are now looking to identify those individuals.
“The three men are all described as black. One of the men is believed to be about 6ft tall, of slim build and in his late teens to early 20s. He is thought to have been wearing a Puffa jacket and a grey hooded top.
“A second man is described as 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build and in his late teens to early 20s. He was also wearing a hooded top.
“If you have any information, please call 101 quoting incident number 26 of 1 May 2016.”
Information can also be given anonymously by calling 0800 555111.