Star bounty on muggers
MUGGERS who brutally attacked and robbed a teenager today had a £500 bounty placed on their heads.The Evening Star is offering the reward to help the police who are appealing for witnesses to the vicious incident, which happened in Trimley St Martin.
MUGGERS who brutally attacked and robbed a teenager today had a £500 bounty placed on their heads.
The Evening Star is offering the reward to help the police who are appealing for witnesses to the vicious incident, which happened in Trimley St Martin.
The 15-year-old boy was walking along Cavendish Road when he was punched to the ground and his wallet was stolen.
Police are hunting two men who are thought to be jointly involved in the attack – possibly one of them acting as look-out – and the reward will be paid for information leading to conviction at court.
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The teenager was walking towards the junction with Old Kirton Road at about 8.30pm on Sunday February 22, and as he reached the end of Cavendish Road he heard someone running up behind him. He turned around to see a man, who then struck him in the face.
The 15-year-old fell to the ground and the man demanded money. The boy handed over his wallet but as he was doing so he was struck again.
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As the man ran off the teenager noticed a second man with him and both men ran off back down Cavendish Road and into a small footpath, which leads through to Trimley High Road.
The shaken teenager walked to business premises nearby to raise the alarm. He sustained facial injuries that were treated by a paramedic at the scene.
The first man is described as white, in his late 30s, around 6ft tall, of stocky build, with greying hair and grey facial stubble. He was wearing a beany hat and a rain-type coat that is thought to have been green in colour and knee length.
He spoke with a Scottish accent.
The second man is around the same height and was wearing a coat that had fur around its hood.
Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover said: "We feel it is right to put up this £500 reward because it may prompt someone to come forward with vital information which could help the police investigation.
"We want our streets to be safe and this incident is a very nasty crime against a child who was simply walking in a village street in the early evening. These people must be caught and dealt with."
A police spokeswoman said officers were appealing for anyone with information about the robbery, or the men, or saw them running in the area, to get in touch with Felixstowe police on 01473 613500.