Teenager forced to hand over mobile phone in street robbery

Posted on 15th April 2014

A teenaged boy was robbed of his mobile phone while cycling along a road in Derby.

The 14-year-old victim was riding down Warwick Avenue when he was stopped by a man on a bike at the junction with Carlton Road, who asked him the time.

After telling him, the victim rode off but was stopped again shortly after and grabbed by the offender.

He was threatened and forced to hand over his phone by the robber, who then cycled off towards Carlton Road.

The offender was white, aged about 17, of slim build, about 5ft 11ins and clean shaven. He was wearing dark grey or black tracksuit bottoms and a white and black jacket.

The robbery took place at about 1.50pm on Saturday, April 12.

Did you see the robbery take place? Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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