Cyclist steals iPhone from Bridgwater schoolboy

Cyclist steals iPhone from Bridgwater schoolboy

Cyclist steals iPhone from Bridgwater schoolboy

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A CYCLIST has stolen an iPhone by snatching it from a Bridgwater schoolboy.

The theft happened in the town on Wednesday, March 5 at around 4.30pm when a 12-year-old boy was walking along Cranleigh Gardens and had taken his black Apple iPhone out of his pocket to check for messages.

A cyclist then rode up from behind him and grabbed the phone out of the boy’s hand before cycling along the footpath towards Salmon Parade.

A police spokesman said: “Fortunately the boy was not threatened or injured during the incident and the offender did not speak to him at all.”

The victim described the offender as a white man with a slim build and wearing a balaclava which showed just the eyes. He was also wearing a black beanie style hat, a black long-sleeve jacked and black jogger trousers. He was riding a black mountain bike with gears.

Anyone who recognises the description or has been offered a phone for sale in suspicious circumstances should call police on 101 and quote 22749/14. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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11:45am Tue 11 Mar 14

JOOLES says...

Very scary indeed for the young lad hope he has recovered from this it must have really shook him up, and lets hope the attacker is caught soon.
Very scary indeed for the young lad hope he has recovered from this it must have really shook him up, and lets hope the attacker is caught soon. JOOLES
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