A MAN and a teenage boy were beaten up and robbed by a gang of thugs near the Jolly Farmer pub in Woodrow on Wednesday (August 26).
The incident happened at around 1.30am as the victims were walking by the junction of Woodrow South and Grafton Close.
A five or six-strong gang of thugs went up to them, demanded their belongings, before punching and kicking them.
Both were injured with the older victim, a man in his 30s, having his wallet stolen. He was later treated at the nearby Alexandra Hospital.
The thugs were all dressed in dark clothing and wore face coverings and made off on foot in the direction of Woodrow First School.
Police believe the incident is possibly linked to an another in Studley where at around 1.10am a group of men, with their faces covered, were seen trying to break into cars.
Detective Sergeant Mark Wilding said: “We are doing all we can to trace the suspects in this frightening attack.”
Anyone who may have been in the Redditch or Studley areas at around 1am to 2am on Wednesday morning, and who may have see anything suspicious should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 25 of August 26.
Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111 or their website.