Boy, 12, threatened near park by bike-riding robber

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A 12-year-old boy was threatened and his iPhone stolen by a robber who sped off on an ‘old-looking’ bike.

The boy was with a friend in a wooded area near to the Paddocks Park, Bedgrove, Aylesbury, between 6pm and 6.10pm on Tuesday, August 18, when he was approached by the culprit, who was aged between 16 and 20.

He claimed the victim was part of a group of boys who had stolen something and ordered the victim to stay with him while road around the find the others.

The victim’s friend left to go home.

The offender then threatened to punch the victim in the face and told him to hand over his belongings.

He grabbed at the victim’s bike and pushed the victim in the shoulder.

The victim handed over his blue iPhone 5s.

The offender, who is white, 5ft 5ins and slim, left the scene and was later seen in Queens Mead, Bedgrove.

He was wearing a grey hooded top, with the hood up, light grey tracksuit bottoms and blue or black Adidas shoes.

He was riding a white, old-looking, bike with thin tyres and handle bars that curled over. The bike had a white seat.

Det Con Paula Benson, of local CID based at Aylesbury police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the victim and his friend in the park and can provide information about what happened.

“Two ladies were spoken to by the friend of the victim who told them a man was leading them out of the park.

“We would like to speak with these people.”

Anyone with information can contact Det Con Paula Benson via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.