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Police in Alvaston ask for witnesses after 15-year-old boy with autism is robbed

Posted on 8th November 2018

One of our officers is asking for witnesses to come forward after a 15-year-old boy who has autism was allegedly robbed in Alvaston. 

The incident happened on a grassed area of Boulton Lane at around 4.20pm on Sunday, October 21, after the victim had been to the Co-op shop on the nearby Crayford Road. 

He reports being pushed in the back and his wallet stolen which was later found in Crawley Road. 

The incident is being investigated by PC Stevie Barker, who said: “There was no money in the wallet and the Lloyds bank card that was taken was cancelled by the family before any attempt was made to use it, however, this was clearly an upsetting thing to happen. 

“The victim has told us that the suspect was white, had short brown hair, wearing a black hoodie and black Nike trainers. He was not able to say however, whether the suspect was a man or a woman. 

“We would like to hear from anyone who thinks they may have seen the incident, or someone throwing a wallet away on Crawley Road.”

If you think you can help, please get in touch with Stevie using one of the following non-emergency contact methods, quoting the reference number 18000507177 and the name of the officer in the case. 

 You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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