Young serviceman robbed by 10 men and punched outside McDonald's in Leeds

A young serviceman and his friend were violently robbed outside a McDonald's in Leeds on Saturday.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 3:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 3:32 pm

The 17-year-old, who is in the Army, and his 18-year-old friend were approached by 10 males near to McDonald's on Merrion Street at about 9.30pm.

The thugs demanded their valuables and when the 17-year-old tried to stop them taking his bag, he was punched in the head by one suspect.

The suspects stole wallets and cash, designer clothing, Apple AirPod headphones and the 17-year-old's pass to get into his Army base.

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A 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were approached by a group of 10 males near McDonalds on Merriont Street (Photo: Google)

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "At 10.25pm on Saturday police received a report of two males, aged 17 and 18, having been robbed near to McDonald’s, in Merrion Street, Leeds, at about 9.30pm.

"A group of about 10 black males approached them and demanded their valuables.

"The 17-year-old was punched in the head a number of times by one of the suspects when he tried to stop them taking his bag.

"The suspects stole items including their wallets, containing cash and cards, a backpack, Apple AirPod headphones, and a CP Company hat."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District Crime Team via 101 quoting crime reference 13190602512 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.