Teenager attacked by two men in attempted robbery

Dorset Echo: Teenager attacked by two men in attempted robbery Teenager attacked by two men in attempted robbery

A TEENAGER was attacked by two men who tried to steal his phone.

The 16-year-old local boy was walking towards the bus stop along Jesty’s Avenue in Weymouth while looking at his phone when he was stopped by a man who demanded that he handed the phone over.

As he tried to grab it the teenager quickly put the phone in his pocket. The offender then punched him in the face but the victim fought back before being punched by another man.

Both offenders walked away in the company of a woman and they are believed to have left the scene in a car which was parked nearby. The first offender is described as white, in his late teens, of stocky build and approximately six feet tall with short black hair.

The second man is described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, of slim build and about five feet eight inches tall. He was mostly clean shaven apart from a small beard and he was wearing a black cap and a blue top.

Police Constable Jo Blackmore, of Weymouth police, said: “This was a nasty attack on a young man while he was walking alone.

“Not only does he have some minor facial injuries, he also was left considerably shocked.

“I urge anyone who witnessed this attempted robbery or anyone with information about men matching the description to call Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible.

“In particular I would like to speak with the woman the offenders were with when they left as she may be able to help us determine exactly what happened. She is described as approximately 18-years-old and had blonde hair.

“A man was walking his dog in the area at the time and spoke to the victim shortly after the incident enquiring how he was – I urge him to come forward as he may have details that can assist with the investigation.”

The incident happened at 7.40pm on Tuesday March 25 along Jesty’s Avenue.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 25:390. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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12:05pm Wed 2 Apr 14

codlips says...

Scum like these spineless bstards need shooting.
Scum like these spineless bstards need shooting. codlips
  • Score: 35

2:35pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Naturalised southerner says...

The police were too busy dealing with a non suspicious death to prevent this happening.
The police were too busy dealing with a non suspicious death to prevent this happening. Naturalised southerner
  • Score: -15

2:48pm Wed 2 Apr 14

cosmick says...

MARCH THE 25TH? real breaking news then.
MARCH THE 25TH? real breaking news then. cosmick
  • Score: -9

8:02pm Wed 2 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

Shows how low this society has become,punching fellow citizens in the face over a phone.

Pathetic,About time we had some real justice too.

If they find the offender,he should be punched in the face and made to eat a mobile phone no matter what it does to the coward!!
Shows how low this society has become,punching fellow citizens in the face over a phone. Pathetic,About time we had some real justice too. If they find the offender,he should be punched in the face and made to eat a mobile phone no matter what it does to the coward!! westbaywonder
  • Score: 9

11:29pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Shows how low this society has become,punching fellow citizens in the face over a phone.

Pathetic,About time we had some real justice too.

If they find the offender,he should be punched in the face and made to eat a mobile phone no matter what it does to the coward!!
Enjoy the decay.
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Shows how low this society has become,punching fellow citizens in the face over a phone. Pathetic,About time we had some real justice too. If they find the offender,he should be punched in the face and made to eat a mobile phone no matter what it does to the coward!![/p][/quote]Enjoy the decay. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 0

8:23am Thu 3 Apr 14

not too distant says...

Slap on thw wrist... The government wants us to give up and accept scum being free to walk our streets, the lad would be better off arming himself.
Slap on thw wrist... The government wants us to give up and accept scum being free to walk our streets, the lad would be better off arming himself. not too distant
  • Score: 7

12:31pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Mango man says...

Naturalised southerner wrote:
The police were too busy dealing with a non suspicious death to prevent this happening.
This incident was at the end of March and the death was at the start of April. Would you care to explain how your comment makes and sense?
[quote][p][bold]Naturalised southerner[/bold] wrote: The police were too busy dealing with a non suspicious death to prevent this happening.[/p][/quote]This incident was at the end of March and the death was at the start of April. Would you care to explain how your comment makes and sense? Mango man
  • Score: 2

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