Good Samaritan slashed and robbed after stopping to help man in fake road crash

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A Good Samaritan was attacked and robbed after coming to the aid of a man pretending to be injured in a road crash.

The incident happened in the Summerhill Road area of Dunmurry in greater Belfast at around 4.40pm on Friday.

The victim had driven onto Summerhill Road from Creighton Road and saw a man lying in the middle of the road beside an electric scooter.

Believing him to be hurt, he pulled over to check he was okay but as he approached he heard a noise at his car and turned to see a second man pocketing cash and his phone which had been left.

When he tried to go back the man on the ground leapt up, grabbed him by the neck and started slashing him with a Stanley knife, causing cuts to his stomach, right arm and right leg.

Both suspects involved were around 18 years old, approximately 5ft 10ins in height and of medium build. They ran off toward Twinbrook.

Police said a large sum of money and a mobile phone were stolen from the victim’s car.

A PSNI spokesperson described the incident as ‘callous and disturbing’.

‘The victim went to the aid of someone he thought had been injured and was attacked for his efforts,’ said the spokesperson.

‘This was a terrifying experience and our investigation is underway and we are appealing to anyone who was in the Summerhill Road area around 4.40pm or who noticed anything suspicious to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1587 09/06/23.’

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