Attempted robbery and robbery by men riding bikes (Mangotsfied/Emersons Green)

Posted on Wednesday 21st October 2009 at 1:17 pm by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery and a robbery on Thursday 15th October 2009 which we believe may be linked.

The first incident occurred at approximately 3.10pm in Mangotsfield, when a 12 year old boy was walking towards steps which lead to Bridge Road. He was approached by four men riding mountain bikes.

One of the men threatened him and demanded he hand over his mobile phone. He refused and ran off down the steps onto Bridge Road. They rode off empty handed.

The main suspect is described as white, approximately 20 years old, slim build, over 5′ 6″ tall, wearing a hooded top, with blonde hair under the hood. When he spoke, he had a deep voice and a local Bristol accent.

The second incident occurred at approximately 3.50pm in Emersons Green, when a 17 year old male victim, in company with a female friend, was walking along the cycle track by Sainsbury’s towards the underpass.

They were surrounded by 5 or 6 men on bikes. Two of the men approached the victim and demanded he hand over his mobile phone and threatened him. When he refused, he was punched around the head and body by both men. He reluctantly handed over his Sony Ericsson mobile phone and £2 in coins. He was not seriously injured.

The males rode off towards Pucklechurch.

The main suspect is described as white, approximately 15-16 years old, 5′ 8″ tall, crooked teeth and clean shaven, wearing a black beanie style hat, black jogging bottoms and woollen type gloves.

If anyone has witnessed either of these incidents or has any other information which may assist the investigation they should contact Staple Hill police on 0845 456 7000 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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