Laptop stolen in snatch theft

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a snatch theft on Saturday.

The incident occurred at 9.12am, when the victim, a 28-year-old man, was walking along the Redway from Netherfield to Beanhill.

When he arrived at the Beanhill underpass under the V7, at the junction of Coffee Hall roundabout, two men rode past him on a single push bike and grabbed the victim’s black laptop bag which he was carrying, before riding off towards the hospital side of Netherfield.

The items stolen included a white Louis Vitton wallet and a black Toshiba laptop.

Both offenders are white boys in their teens, with the offender riding the bike wearing a black baseball cap. The passenger had extremely short hair and was wearing a grey jumper. The push bike was a straight handle bar mountain bike with rear wheel spokes for a pillion.

PC Jez Oldroyd, from Milton Keynes police station, said: “Although no threat of violence was used in this incident, the aggrieved is shaken up and has lost a significant amount of work that was held on his laptop.

“It is likely that the offenders are local and may try to sell the stolen items in the surrounding area. If anyone has any information in relation to this or has been offered similar items, please contact police.”

Anyone with any information should contact PC Oldroyd via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.