Witness appeal after attempted robbery

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery on Friday.

At 6.25pm, a 15-year-old boy was walking along Aylesbury Street. As he reached the junction with Sycamore Avenue, Fenny Stratford, a man approached him from behind.

The man put his hand on the victim’s left shoulder and threatened him, while demanding the victim hand over his mobile phone. The victim reacted by punching the offender in the face, knocking him to floor. As the victim turned around he saw a group of 15 boys standing nearby who may have been with the offender, so ran home to call police.

The offender is described as an Asian boy, aged between 16 and 17-years-old with stubble around his lip area and chin. He was between 5ft 9ins and 5ft 10ins, of medium build, with a deep voice and local accent. He was wearing a dark grey Nike hooded top with a red New York Yankee baseball cap on top of his hood, dark Adidas tracksuit bottoms with a slight shine, bright purple Nike Air Max trainers and was carrying a navy blue side messenger style bag with ‘Fila’ on the side in green.

The group of 15 boys standing nearby were Asian and black, aged between 16 and 17-years-old.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the offence, which left the victim shaken and upset. They would also like to hear from anyone who saw the offender, the group of boys, or the incident take place.

Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Sam Reynolds of Milton Keynes police station via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line 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.