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Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Oxford

Alert message sent 03/08/2020 17:17:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Oxford.
At 6.20pm on Wednesday (29/7), the victim, a 17 year-old boy, was walking down Oxpens Road towards the train station when he was approached by two boys.

The boys demanded money and one of them produced a knife. The victim was forced to transfer money via bank transfer using his mobile phone.
The victim was not injured during the incident.

The first offender is described as white, around 16 years old, and approximately 5ft 7ins tall. He had dark hair, a slim build and had a BMX bike, potentially with an orange body.

The second offender is also described as white, between 16 and 18 years-old, and approximately 5ft 10ins tall. He had blonde hair, a medium build and had a dark coloured BMX bike.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Edward Horley, based at Oxford police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim, who was alone at the time of the incident.

“I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward.

“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200233869, or by calling the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Michelle Beahan (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Oxford LPA)

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