Teenage boy led from Milton Keynes shopping centre and robbed of cash and phone

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Milton Keynes shopping centre last Monday (October 1).

Monday, 8th October 2018, 10:28 am
Updated Monday, 8th October 2018, 11:34 am
Police need your help to identify those responsible

At around 5.25pm three teenage boys were sat on benches inside the shopping centre near Poundland. A man and a boy approached the group and asked one of the group to speak with them outside. The victim and a friend agreed and the four of them walked out of the centre through door 9.

Once outside, the suspects threatened and demanded money from the victim and he handed over cash.

One of the suspects then searched the victim’s bag and took more cash from it.

The suspects then walked the victim towards Lloyds Court where they demanded more items. One of the suspects produced a knife and held it to the victim’s neck. The victim handed over his mobile phone and belt.

The offenders then walked away towards Conniburrow.

The first offender is a black man, around 18-years-old with a medium length black afro. He is about 6ft 1in tall and of a stocky build.

The second offender is a black boy, approximately 15-years-old and around 5ft 4ins-5ft 6 inches tall. He was of a skinny build and has a black afro which is slightly longer than the first offender’s and with a brown tint.

Both offenders were wearing black clothing.

Investigating officer detective constable Kathryn Neilson said: “I am looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who recognises the descriptions of the two offenders.

“This happened during the day in a busy area so I believe someone may have seen something that can assist with the investigation. If you were in the area at the time, please check your dashcam footage to see if you have captured any of the offence.

“If you have any information, you can contact us using our online form, quoting reference number 43180299751, or by calling 101. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”