Teenager robbed of his phone in West Bromwich
March 12, 2013, 6:00 pm
A TEENAGER was threatened and forced to hand over his phone to three robbers as he walked with a friend in West Bromwich.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the robbery that happened in Wyndmill Crescent at around 7pm on Monday 25 February.
The 16-year-old victim was walking with a friend when he was approached by three men who threatened him with what appeared to be a handgun.
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They demanded he hand over his phone, which he did, and they then ran off towards Beacon View Road.
The man who threatened the teenager is described as black, 18 or 19 years old, 6ft tall, medium build and had dark stubble on his face. He was wearing a dark top and a hooded coat.
The second man was white, around 5ft tall, aged around 16, chubby and had short brown hair in a messy style. He was wearing a zip-up white hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.
The third man was white, around 6ft tall and between 16 and 17 years old. He wore a blue and white Adidas hooded top and light grey tracksuit bottoms.
Detective Constable James Noble, from Sandwell CID, said: “This was a frightening attack for the victim and although he was not injured he was left very shaken up.
“It is unclear whether the weapon was real or an imitation but this kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we want to identify the people responsible.
“The victim has provided us with detailed descriptions of the offenders and we would ask anyone with any information, or anyone who witnessed it, to come forward and contact us.”
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Sandwell CID on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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