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Teenager forced to hand over phone and cash in riverside robbery

Posted on 8th December 2014

A teenaged boy was forced to hand over his phone and cash after he was stopped by a group of youths in Derby.

The 16-year-old victim was crossing the bridge at Cathedral Green when he was approached by the group, some of whom were on bikes.

One of the robbers asked the victim for his Blackberry phone and money and then snatched them from him before running off.

The robbery happened at about 9.30am on Wednesday, December 3.

All of the offenders were white. One was aged about 17, of medium build, 5ft 4ins, with a scar on his left cheek. He wore a black tracksuit with a white Adidas logo on the chest and black Adidas trainers with the logo in blue.

Another was aged about 17, of skinny build, about 5ft 4ins, wearing black or grey Adidas trousers with grey stripes and a grey or blue puffa jacket.

A third robber was about 16, of medium build, roughly 5ft 4ins, with short brown hair and some facial hair. He wore plain black tracksuit bottoms and a long sleeved Adidas jumper in pale blue with a white logo on the chest.

The fourth was aged 16 or 17, of medium build and about 5ft 4ins. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a chrome Nike logo on the front, a black jumper with a red and white logo on the chest, and dark grey tracksuit bottoms.

Detectives investigating the offence want to hear from witnesses or anyone who might recognise the offenders from the descriptions.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 51499/14.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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