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7 December 2010, 12:35
An 11 year old boys been robbed in Bournemouth.
He was pushed to the ground by a group of three teenage boys in Springbourne last Thursday (2nd Dec).
It happened along a footpath between Stewart Road and Lowther Road at around 4.30pm.
The victim, from Bournemouth, was not injured but his portable music player was stolen in the attack.
Detective Sergeant Wayne Seymour, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:
“The victim was walking along the footpath – which runs parallel to the Wessex Way – when he was approached from behind and shoved forward onto the ground.
“His pockets were searched and his portable music player was stolen, before the three offenders ran away in the direction of Stewart Road.
“The victim was extremely upset and immediately ran home, reporting the robbery to his mother.”
The three offenders are all believed to be male and aged in their teens – they were all wearing dark hooded tops and one of the boys had a scarf covering the lower part of his face.
DS Seymour continued: “This was a cowardly attack on a young boy and I am determined to bring those responsible to justice.
“This incident took place near to the subway that goes under the Wessex Way. It is quite a busy area and it’s possible that someone, perhaps several people, may have seen the robbery or those responsible running away from the scene.
“It is also possible that motorists travelling along the Wessex Way may have information that can help me with this investigation.
“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this robbery, and anyone with any information about those responsible, to contact me urgently.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 222 222 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.