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Thames Valley Police appealing for witnesses after 14-year-old becomes victim of robbery

Tuesday 23 February 2021


Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses following a violent robbery in Milton Keynes.
The 14-year-old victim was riding an electric scooter along the redway just before the Garage Farm Roundabout, when he was approached by a man described as: “aged between 16 and 18 years old, approximately 5ft 9ins to 6ft tall and of average build, with a local accent. He was wearing dark clothing with a black jacket, black leather gloves and a black scarf covering his face.”

The man punched him in the chest and demanded that he “hand over his property”, before punching him in the face and threatening him with a knife.

He took the victims’ bag and scooter, but thankfully the victim wasn’t injured by the attack.
In a statement released this morning, Investigating officer Detective Constable James Schöpp said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim who thankfully did not sustain any lasting injuries despite being punched in the head and threatened with a knife.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information about what happened, to please come forward.

“If you think you have any information that could assist our investigation, please contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43210072465.
“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.”