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12 year-old boy was robbed of his mobile phone near a Bolton cemetery

August 13, 2012, 12:31 pm

A young boy was robbed of his mobile phone near a Bolton cemetery.

The robbery happened on a path that runs from the back of Astley Bridge cemetery towards Raglan Street in Bolton about 5.40pm on 1 August 2012.

Two 12-year-old boys were walking down the footpath when they were confronted by a man walking his dog. He demanded mobile phones and threatened to attack the pair if they did not do so.

Fearing they would be attacked, they gave the thief a silver Blackberry Curve before the offender ran off, threatening to hurt them if they told anyone.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

The offender is described as being white, 18-years-old, with shaved hair and a spotty complexion. He was wearing a grey adidas tracksuit and had with him a dog said to have been a black Staffordshire Bull Terrier referred to as ‘Mia’, wearing a red collar.

Detective Constable Phil Unsworth of Bolton CID said: “This thief left his two young victims extremely fearful they were going to be physically attacked.

“We need to find this man because he quite clearly has no qualms about using the threat of violence to get what he wants from two innocent, defenceless 12-year-olds.

“I would appeal to anyone who has information about this robbery or who thinks they may know the offender to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5625 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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