Peterborough: Knifepoint Robberies

24 June 2013, 16:22 | Updated: 24 June 2013, 16:32

A teenager has been arrested after two people were robbed at knifepoint at Peterborough.

A man wearing a balaclava stole an iPhone from a 23 year old woman at a bus stop in Winyates around 4pm last Tuesday (18 June).

Just ten minutes afterwards, a 17 year old girl was grabbed by a man, who was also wearing a balaclava and told her to hand over her phone.

However she pushed the robber off, and ran away.

Then, at around 4:20pm, a 23 year old man had his iPhone snatched from his grasp while he was walking along Oundle Road.

The victim initially ran after the robber, but was then threatened a knife.

The offender in all three incidents was described as black, wearing a balaclava and was riding a mountain bike. 

He was between 5'10" and six foot. 

A 17 year old man has since been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

He has been released on bail until next month.

Detective Constable Paul Twell, investigating, said: "These were nasty experiences for the victims who were each threatened. 

We are linking the robberies and would urge anyone with any information to call police. 

The three appear to have been targeted for their iPhones which they were using to listen to music. 

I would remind people to be vigilant and not have their valuables on show." 

Anyone with any information should call DC Twell on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.