Man hospitalised in Milton Keynes after being attacked with pole by phone thieves

The incident took place at around noon on Tuesday and Thames Valley Police is investigating

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 3:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 3:56 pm

A man in his 30s required hospital treatment after being beaten by four men who stole mobile phones from him.

The incident took place at The Croft in Milton Keynes at around noon yesterday (May 18).

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following this robbery and assault.

Thames Valley Police reported a robbery in Milton Keynes on May 18

The victim was duped into meeting one of the offenders, thinking they were organising a sale of some mobile phones. The man who came to collect the phones grabbed them without payment and ran away.

The victim pursued the man, seeing him get into a hatchback car. The victim entered the car via the boot, before it sped off.

When the car stopped the man who stole the phones, along with other men got out and assaulted the victim.

During the assault, the victim was hit with a pole. He sustained bruising to his body that required hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.

The first offender is described as a white man, aged in his mid to late twenties, of skinny build and approximately five foot eight inches to five foot nine inches tall. He had short, dark brown hair with a fade on the back and sides, and a small scruffy beard. He was wearing a black jacket with a hooded top that had a white logo on the top left corner, blue jeans and black trainers.

The second offender is described as a white man, aged in his mid to late 20s, of chubby build and approximately five foot eight inches to five foot nine inches tall. He had short, dark brown hair, a scruffy beard and wore light coloured clothing.

The third offender is described as a white man, of skinny build with short, dark hair.

The fourth offender is described as a white man, of skinny to medium build. He held a black pole.

The car involved is described as a hatchback with an Irish number plate.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Susan Russell, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has information about what happened, to please come forward.

“I’d also ask anyone with dash-cam footage or door-bell footage that may have captured the incident or the vehicle involved, to please report this to police.

“Anyone with information can make a report online, quoting reference 43210214127 or by calling 101.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”