man’s wallet and phone taken during Sunderland mugging

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A MAN was attacked and robbed as he walked through a subway.

 The 54-year-old walked past a gang of about five men as he made his way through the underpass below Doxford Park Way on Saturday evening.

 One of the group hit the man, causing him to fall to the ground.

 He then stole the man’s wallet and mobile phone before the gang fled the scene.

 The victim suffered cuts and bruises to his face.

 The robbery took place at about 6.15pm on Saturday.

 Anyone with information is asked to phone police on 03456 043 043 ex 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.