Schoolboy robbed by thugs as he walked past Aylesbury church

A schoolboy was grabbed the the throat and robbed as he walked in Churchill Avenue.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:55 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:58 am
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward

On Tuesday 26 November a 13-year-old boy was walking in Churchill Avenue when three teenagers started to follow him from around The Church of The Good Shepherd. He had just passed Cottesloe Park, opposite Mandeville School, when one of the boys jogged past him and blocked his way. The other boys stopped behind him.

The boy in front of the victim grabbed him by the throat and pushed him to the ground and demanded he hand over his phone, which he did.

The victim handed it over and the offenders ran off.

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The victim did not sustain any injuries during the incident.

The offender who assaulted the victim is described as a white boy, approximately 15-years-old and around 5ft 5ins tall. He was wearing a black puffer style coat with a beige fur lined hood which was up.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Carolyn Bailey, based at Aylesbury police station, said: "This was a distressing incident for the victim and I am keen to identify those involved. I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information that could help with this investigation, to get in touch.

"You can contact us using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43190369857. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or by calling 0800 555 111."