Police appeal after teenager has crutches stolen

Police appeal after teenager on crutches falls victim to attempted robbery

Police appeal after teenager on crutches falls victim to attempted robbery

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POLICE in North Swindon are hunting for three youths following a robbery of a 15-year-old boy who was on crutches.

The incident happened last night between 5.30pm and 6pm on the footpath adjacent to Oakhurst Way, near Fitwell Road.

The boy was heading towards Oakhurst when he was approached by three males, who grabbed his crutches and attempted to pull his bag away from him. The bag was ripped in the scuffle but the victim managed to hold onto it and so the assailants ran away.

The first was a male with dark brown skin tone, between 5’10”-5’11” tall, well-built but not a body builder with very short dark hair shaved all over and wearing a white short sleeved t-shirt and dark blue jeans.

The second male was white, about 5’8”, slim build with chestnut brown short hair, same length all over. He wore a cap, white top and jeans.

The third teenager was a white male, about 6’–6’2” tall, slim build, wearing a black hoody and blue jeans.

If you can help call 101 and speak to Detective Constable 1268 Mark Harris, or to remain anonymous use the Crimestopper hotline on 0800 555 111.

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