Teenager punched in attempted street robbery

Posted on 31st March 2015

A 14-year-old boy was punched by a would-be robber who told him to hand over his phone.

The robbery happened in Eley Walk, Derby, at about 4pm on Thursday, March 26.

The victim was walking with three friends when he was approached by a man who demanded he hand over his phone.

After the robber grabbed him, the victim threw his phone to his friends and was then punched a few times in the face and stomach.

The victim and his friends then ran off and called police.

The robber was white, aged about 19, 5ft 6ins, clean shaven and with short blond hair. He was wearing a red t-shirt.

A second man was standing nearby and was later seen walking with the offender, but did not take part in the attempted robbery. He was white, in his early 20s, about 5ft 8ins and of slim build. He was wearing a dark jacket.

Police want to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have seen the offender around the time of the attempted robbery.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 12549/15.

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

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