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Witness appeal after two would-be robbers threaten teenager

Posted on 24th October 2014

Two robbers left empty-handed after threatening a teenager and demanding that he hand over his phone.

A 15-year-old boy was walking along Bold Lane, Derby, near the multi-storey car park, when he was approached by two men.

The offenders threatened the boy and told him to hand over his mobile phone and earphones but, when the boy refused, he was threatened.

The victim still refused to hand over his phone and was struck to the chest by one of the offenders.

Both would-be robbers then walked off in the direction of Willow Row empty-handed.

The attempted robbery happened at about 12.30pm on Wednesday, October 15.

The offender who punched the victim was white, aged about 19, about 5ft 8ins, of thin build and with short blond hair. He was wearing a blue matching tracksuit top and trousers.

The second offender was black, aged about 19, about 5ft 9ins, with short, black, flat but curly hair. He wore a black tracksuit top and bottoms, with a black t-shirt underneath. He was riding on a metallic micro-scooter.

Do you recognise either of the offenders from those descriptions, or did you witness the attempted robbery?

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 43888/14. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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