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Appeal for witnesses after robbery - Oxford

Monday 31 March 2014, 11:33am

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Oxford.

On 19 March at 7.45pm the victim, aged 12, was approached from behind by four men in Meadow Lane.

He was grabbed around the mouth which prevented him from breathing and then threatened with two knives.

The offenders then robbed him of his iPhone 4s and a small sum of money.

The victim made his way to Chester Street where he sought help and was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment to a head injury.

He has since returned home.

The offenders were four Asian males, aged between 15 and 17 years old.

One was 5ft 6 ins tall, wearing a red or brown coloured item across his face that had a square pattern and gloves.

Another was tall with a muscular build, wearing a purple hooded top with a yellow Ralph Lauren logo and dark coloured jeans.

There is no description of the other offenders.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on 19 March on suspicion of robbery and bailed to return to Abingdon police station on 22 April.

Anyone with information should contact Kim Pringle via the 24-hour Thames Valley 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 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org (opens new window).

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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CP

Press Bureau
(01865) 846699

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