Robbery in Highworth - appeal for information

Alert message sent 27/06/2019 10:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

We are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Highworth.

Between 10.30am and 11.15am on June 14, two boys aged 15 and 16, were walking in the area of Blandford Alley, near to the Co-Op when they were approached by two people who were not known to them. 

One of them head-butted one of the boys and stole their mobile phones, wallets and a watch.

The men then left the scene in a vehicle which is described as a black hatchback. 

The first suspect is described as a white male, of large build, and the second suspect is described mixed race or black, with short dreadlocks. Both are believed to be in their late teens. 

As part of our enquiries, we’ve arrested three men aged 16, 19 and 23, in connection with the incident. All are from London and have been released while enquiries continue. 

Det Con Chris Hughes, of Swindon CID, said: “This incident must have been very frightening for the two victims who were on their way home from school having recently finished an exam. Fortunately, they did not suffer any serious injury.

“I’d like to reassure the public that we have arrested three people in connection with this incident, but we are keen to hear from anyone who heard or saw the incident – any information you have could assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist, should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190057097.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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