A DRIVER lost two teeth after being punched in the face and robbed while waiting at traffic lights recently.

The 59-year-old was injured after being attacked by callous thieves who opened his car door and demanded cash while he waited at a junction.

He was left bruised and with two missing teeth after one of two culprits repeatedly punched him in the face in the early hours of Saturday, April 4.

The victim did not hand over any cash but was powerless to prevent the thieves making off with a sat-nav they grabbed from inside his vehicle.

He was robbed while stopped at the junction of Church Lane and Fabian Road in Grangetown, Middlesbrough between 2.50am and 3.05am.

His attackers, who fled on foot towards Carlyle Road, were described as white and in their 20s, with one around 6ft tall and the other slightly smaller.

Both were slim and wore dark clothing with their faces covered.

  • Anyone who may have been in the vicinity at that time who may have witnessed anything is asked to contact Temporary Detective Sergeant Paul Hodgson on the non-emergency number 101 quoting event number 064708 , or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.