Gang of seven muggers target teenager in Milton Keynes robbery

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A man who refused to hand over his mobile phone to a gang of muggers was threatened with a knife and punched in the face.

Thames Valley Police is looking for witnesses to the robbery that took place in Conniburrow, Milton Keynes, on Sunday, March 23 at 10.45pm.

The 19-year-old victim was walking along the alleyway from Bryony Place to Conniburrow Boulevard when he was approached by seven men. One of the men asked the victim for his phone. When he refused to hand it over the man threatened him with a knife and punched him in the face, the victim then gave him his Apple iPhone 5S.

The victim did not receive any injuries.

The offenders were all black men.

The main offender was about 6ft, average build and in his late 20s. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket with the hood up, dark combat trousers, dark bandana/scarf covering the bottom half of his face and black Jordan trainers with white soles.

The second man was about 5ft 10ins, average build and in his late teens to early 20s with black frizzy hair. He was wearing a dark, plain, long sleeved jumper, dark tracksuit trousers with a Nike tick and denim Air Force One trainers.

There is no description of the other offenders.

PC Shannon Smith, from Milton Keynes police station, is asking for witnesses who may have seen the incident or saw the offenders in the area at the time to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact PC Smith via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at