E-scooter stolen as knife held to teen’s face in terrifying knifepoint robbery

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An electric scooter was stolen in a terrifying knifepoint robbery.

The victim, aged 16, had a knife held to his face before the culprit, also aged around 16, grabbed his scooter and left.

The shocking incident happened on Monday, January 11 in Kerria, Amington, Tamworth at around 6.30pm.

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Staffordshire Police are now appealing for information.

PCSO John Horton said: “At approximately 6.30pm on January 11 a young male had his grey Pure E-scooter stolen by an unknown offender from the teen shelter near to the Kerria Centre area in Amington.

“The offender is said to have held an unidentified object (since confirmed as a knife) up to the injured party’s face and demanded the scooter be handed over.

“He has then grabbed hold of it and made good his escape.

“The offender is described as a white male, aged approx. 16 years old, skinny build, 5’7” and wearing a green camouflage coat. Having obtained the scooter the offender has made their way along the cycle path and was last seen in Glascote Heath near to the St George pub.

“CCTV and scene enquiries are underway. Anyone with any information or possible CCTV is urged to contact Staffs Police on 101, Digi 101, Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 0641 of 11/01/2021.

“Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”





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