A gang of young thugs carried out three robberies in three days on the same street.
The group targeted their victims in Hutchinson Walk, St Peter’s, Leicester, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Detectives believe the victims, aged 28, 34 and 38, were targeted for their mobile phones.
Two were threatened and hit before the thugs searched their pockets and grabbed their handsets.
However, one of the victims managed to run away before his phone could be taken.
The gang members are black and thought to be aged between 16 and 20.