Masked robbers steal schoolboy's phone in Little Hulton

The Bolton News: Masked robbers steal schoolboy's phone in Little Hulton Masked robbers steal schoolboy's phone in Little Hulton

TWO masked robbers pinned a schoolboy against a fence and stole his phone.

The 15-year-old was walking home from school along Highfield Road, Little Hulton, when he was attacked by the muggers as he cut through a ginnel leading to Captain Fold Road.

The robbers threatened to hurt him, then pushed him against a fence and demanded his phone.

One mugger said he had a knife. The frightened boy handed over his phone before running to a nearby house, where the police were called.

The attack took place at 4.25pm last Thursday.

Det Con David Cupitt, from Salford police, said: “This teenager was minding his own business when he was walking home from school on Thursday afternoon.

"He was approached by these masked teenagers who demanded his mobile.

“He was terrified by the sight of these teenagers and handed over his phone.

“Thankfully, he was not injured but has been left shaken by the incident.

“I want to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the robbery, or has information about what happened or suspects who may be involved, to come forward.”

One suspect is described as white, about 15 years old, was fat and 5ft 7ins tall. He was wearing a light blue zip- up type jacket with the hood up and a white mask covering his nose and mouth.

The other is described as white, aged about 16, 6ft tall and of skinny build. He was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and a black mask covering his nose and mouth.

  • Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8565345 or 0161 8565470 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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