A MAN was beaten up by a gang of robbers.
The 32-year-old victim was on Belmont Street in Springwood when he was stopped by three thugs at 2.30pm yesterday.
They attacked him from behind and when he fell to the ground punched and kicked him several times.
He felt the thieves rifling through his pockets searching for cash.
They found some money and then all three stood up.
The victim struggled to his feet to confront them, but one turned round and pointed a knife at him, threatening to stab the victim unless he backed off.
The three robbers then fled.
The victim was left with several injuries including broken teeth, a badly bruised cheekbone, ribs, stomach and chest.
All three attackers are mixed race African- Caribbean men aged 18 to 21.
The one with the knife is very skinny with high cheekbones, a goatee beard and short hair. He wore a black and grey tracksuit top.
The second has a shaven head and the third wore a black bomber jacket.
Contact CID on 01484 436685 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.