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Children targeted in spate of Lymington street robberies

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Police have arrested four people in connection with the incidents
Police have arrested four people in connection with the incidents

FOUR people have been arrested following a spate of street robberies in the Lymington area.

Three incidents are said to have taken place between 8.30pm and 9.30pm last Tuesday.

Police say the first one is being treated as an attempted robbery and took place close to the sports ground in Southampton Road between 8.30pm and 8.47pm. A 21-year-old man was threatened after being approached by a group of males but nothing was stolen.

The second incident took place between 8.30pm and 9.06pm in Southampton Road near Waitrose. A 13-year-old boy was approached by a group of males and a phone charger bank was stolen.

The third took place in Pennington Square, near Tesco, when a 16-year-old boy had a silver chain stolen after being approached by four males.

No-one was injured and no weapons were seen.

The incidents are being treated as linked and officers said they had arrested a 19-year-old man, and three youths aged 17, 15, and 14 on suspicion of robbery.

They have been bailed until 16th July pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime reference number 44190210074.

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