Boy Assaulted In Attempted Robbery In Weymouth

Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was attacked by two men in the Broadway area of the town.

The men punched him in the face and attempted to steal his mobile phone.

The incident happened at 7.40pm on Tuesday 25 March 2014 along Jesty’s Avenue. 

The boy was walking towards the bus stop while looking at his phone when he was stopped by a man who demanded that he handed the phone over. 

As he tried to grab it the teenager quickly put the phone in his pocket. The offender then punched him in the face but the victim fought back before being punched by another man. 

Both offenders walked away in the company of a woman and they are believed to have left the scene in a car which was parked nearby. 

The first offender is described as white, in his late teens, of stocky build and approximately six feet tall with short black hair. The second man is described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, of slim build and about five feet eight inches tall. He was mostly clean shaven apart from a small beard and he was wearing a black cap and a blue top. 

Police Constable Jo Blackmore, of Weymouth police, said: 

"This was a nasty attack on a young man while he was walking alone. 

"Not only does he have some minor facial injuries, he also was left considerably shocked. 

"I urge anyone who witnessed this attempted robbery or anyone with information about men matching the description to call Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible. 

"In particular I would like to speak with the woman the offenders were with when they left as she may be able to help us determine exactly what happened. She is described as approximately 18-years-old and had blonde hair. 

"A man was walking his dog in the area at the time and spoke to the victim shortly after the incident enquiring how he was – I urge him to come forward as he may have details that can assist with the investigation." 

No arrests have been made. Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 25:390. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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