Appeal for information following robbery near to Pontygwindy Road in Caerphilly

At approximately 3.30pm yesterday, Monday 22nd July 2019, officers responded to a report of a robbery on a footpath near to Pontygwindy Road in Caerphilly.

Around this time, two men in their twenties were reportedly walking through the footpath when two men, one of which was wearing a balaclava, approached them and demanded their belongings.

One of the victims, a 20 year old man from the Trethomas area was stabbed in the hand with what is believed to be a kitchen knife and his bag containing a mobile phone and wallet was stolen. He received injuries to the hand, and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The second victim, a 21 year old from the Trethomas area was unharmed during the incident.

Following the incident, officers later arrested a 16 year old man from the Penyrheol area on suspicion of robbery and he currently remains in police custody.

Officers are continuing to investigate and asking anyone who may have seen anything around this time, that could help with our enquiries, please call 101 quoting log 336 23/07/19.

You can also send a direct message to our Gwent Police Facebook or Twitter social media pages if you have any information. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”