Boy, 13, subjected to robbery by hooded gang who were scared off by older teenagers in Aylesbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old boy was the victim of a robbery in Aylesbury.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 9:19 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 9:32 am

Between 4pm and 4.30pm on Monday (2/12), the victim was walking with a friend over the Bourg Walk Bridge from the bus station towards Thame Road and realised they were being followed by a group of four to five other boys of similar age.

The boys approached the victim and grabbed his bag, threatening to hit him in the face if he did not hand it over.

The victim gave the boys his bag and they then emptied the contents onto the floor, before three older teenagers came to his aid and the offenders left the scene.

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The Bourg Walk Bridge in Aylesbury

The main offender is described as white, of school age and small in height with brown hair.

He was wearing a motorcycle balaclava covering his head, but not his face, a dark coloured hooded top and white trainers.

Another boy in the group was white, school age, wearing a green hooded top with the hood up.

The others involved are all described of similar age wearing black hooded tops. One of the boys had a school blazer over his hooded top.

Designated investigator Hannah Mitchell, of Aylesbury CID, said: “This was an extremely distressing incident for the victim, who although not injured as a result, was left shaken.

“I am appealing to anybody who believes that they witnessed the incident to come forward with information.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the three older teenage boys who helped the victim after this distressing incident, as I believe they may have witnessed what happened and saw the offenders when they ran off.

“These boys are all aged approximately 14 years old or older, and their help for the victim should be commended.

“If you are one of these boys, or believe that you witnessed the incident, please contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190376419.

“Alternatively, you can make a report online or call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”