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Passer-by intervenes to prevent robbery at Elvaston Castle

Posted on 26th March 2018

We are trying to trace a passer-by who intervened in a robbery at Elvaston Castle.

At around 6pm on Wednesday, March 21, a 13-year-old boy was outside the castle café with two friends. The group saw two youths who started throwing small stones at them.

The friends decided to walk off but the youths followed them. They threatened to steal the victim’s bike. A third youth joined them and they punched the victim and tried to take his bike.

A passer-by approached the group and the three youths ran off.

Two youths are aged about 16, 6ft tall and slim. They wore black hooded tops and black bandanas with a white skull on the front. The other boy is aged about 13, slim and wore a bright red hooded top.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police investigator Jason Beardsley on 101, quoting reference 18000129717.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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