POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenager allegedly had his phone stolen by two men on bicycles on Weymouth's seafront.

At around 10.50pm on Monday 15 November the 18-year-old victim was walking along The Esplanade, near to Greenhill Gardens, when he was approached by two men on bicycles, who were asking for directions. The men reportedly began acting in an intimidating manner and stole the victim’s mobile phone before making threats.

One of the men is described as white and was wearing a black balaclava, black Nike Puffa-style jacket and carrying a Nike bag. The other man is described as black and was wearing a silver Nike Puffa-style jacket and a grey tracksuit.

Police Constable Matthew Barrett, of Weymouth police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I am appealing to any witnesses to the theft, or anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area around the relevant time, to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210184472. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.