Witnesses sought for Basingstoke attempted robbery

Published on:
17 Jul 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Published by:
Chris Gregory
Witness appeal

We are appealing for information about an attempted robbery that took place in a park in Basingstoke.

The victim, a 13-year-old boy, was walking with a friend in Eastrop Park at around 2.35pm on Saturday 15 July, when he was approached by two other boys.

One of the boys threatened the 13-year-old victim with a knife, while the other one tried to take his phone.

When the victim refused, the second boy headbutted him, causing a bloody nose.

The first boy is described as:

• 13 years of age
• Mixed race
• Black hair in a big afro style
• Of skinny build
• Around 5ft 2ins tall
• Wearing black tracksuit top and bottoms with a white stripe going down the arms and legs.

The second boy is described as:

• 15 years of age
• White
• Light coloured hair
• Of stocky build
• Around 5ft 5ins tall
• Having a few spots on his face
• Wearing a light grey tracksuit

Detective Constable Dan Hunt said: “This took place on the cycle path that runs adjacent to both Eastrop Lane and Old Canal Place.

“The park would have been busy at the time, so we want to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident.

“Did you see what happened? Do you remember seeing the two boys as described above? Any information you might hold could prove vital to this investigation, so please get in touch.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '44170271964', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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