Patrols increase in city after bus station mobile phone robberies

Posted on 19th February 2014

Two teenagers were robbed of their mobile phones while they were standing outside Derby Bus Station.

The victims, both aged 15, were in the River Gardens at the back of the station when they were approached by a man and a woman.

The man asked for the time and when the victims took out their mobile phones, he grabbed them both.

He then threatened the two victims before he and the woman ran off towards the Morledge.

The incident, which happened at about 10.40pm on Tuesday, February 18, has prompted increased police patrols.

Sergeant Brian Clifton, who leads Derby City Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We want people to keep safe when they’re out and about and make sure they are not an easy target.

“Be vigilant, keep an eye out on who is around, stay with your friends if you’re out in a group and stick to well-lit areas if not.

“If you spot something suspicious, call police on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.

“We’ll be increasing patrols in the area but these are just a few personal safety steps you can take to keep yourself safe.”

The male robber was described as Asian, about 24 years old, 5ft 9ins, of skinny build and wearing a dark blue beanie hat, black bomber jacket and dark jeans.

The woman who was with him was Asian, about 21 or 22, 5ft 7ins, of skinny build and with shoulder length black hair.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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