Thieves steal bikes and phone from teens near Fordingbridge skate park
POLICE are hunting thieves who stole two teenage boys’ bicycles and a mobile phone in Fordingbridge.
The victims, aged 13 and 14, were threatened by two older male teenagers by the skate park in Penny Lane between 3.30pm and 4pm last Tuesday.
As well as each of their bikes, the offenders took a phone belonging to the 13-year-old.
The bikes were later recovered in an alleyway off Penny Lane.
One of the suspects was described as white, aged around 17, 5ft 10in tall, stocky build, wearing a grey khaki-coloured outfit and a silver chain.
The other was also white and around 17, tall, slim build, with long curly hair on top which was shorter at the sides. He was wearing dark clothing.
People are urged to come forward if they can help track down those responsible for the theft, or if they witnessed any suspicious activity around the time it took place.
A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “We were called at 6.28pm on 6th April to reports of a robbery on Penny Lane, Fordingbridge.
“A 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were approached and threatened by two men. Both boys had their bicycles stolen, and the 13-year-old boy also had his phone stolen.
“The incident is believed to have happened between 3.30pm and 4pm that day.”
Contact officers on 101, quoting crime reference number 44210129425, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.