Appeal for witnesses following robberies – Henley-on-Thames
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following robberies which occurred in Henley-on-Thames.
On Friday (7/2) and Wednesday (12/2) the force received a number of reports of robberies, which took place in the evening time.
The first incident took place on Friday (7/2) between 5.30pm and 5.45pm in Greys Road. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was assaulted. He did not require hospital treatment. Nothing was taken from him.
The second incident took place in Western Road on the same evening, but later at around 6pm. An 18-year-old man was punched in the face, and a pair of headphones were taken from him. He did not require hospital treatment.
At around 5.55pm on Wednesday (12/2), the victim, a 50-year-old man, was assaulted in Greys Road. He sustained facial injuries and received medical treatment in hospital but has since been released. Nothing was taken during this incident.
The fourth incident took place the same evening (12/2) at 6.05pm in Vicarage Road. A 15-year-old boy was assaulted and a watch was taken from him. He did not require hospital treatment.
There were no weapons used in any of the incidents.
It is believed the offenders were travelling on foot throughout all four incidents.
There have been two arrests in connection with this incident.
A 15-year-old boy from Henley-On-Thames has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
A 17-year-old boy from Wallingford has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Both have been bailed until 11 March.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Craig Smithies, of Abingdon police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to these incidents, which are being linked.
“All four were very frightening experiences for the victims, and I am now appealing to the public for any information or witnesses to these incidents to come forward and speak to police.
“I would appeal to residents in Henley, who live near or were in the areas of Greys Road, Western Road and Vicarage Road in the time that these incidents took place. If you saw anything please call Thames Valley Police.
“Two arrests have been made in connection with these incidents, but we would still like to appeal for information to all of the incidents.
“Anyone who can help is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting reference number 43200044277.
“Reports can also be made online, or you can call Crimestoppers for 100% anonymity on 0800 555 111.”