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Police appeal for witnesses following a robbery in Grafton Street, High Wycombe

| June 24, 2021

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a robbery in High Wycombe.

On Saturday 19th June 2021, at around 5.50pm, a man and a woman who were both aged in their twenties met a man in Grafton Street to sell a pacific blue coloured iPhone 12 Pro mobile phone.

The man who was buying the phone presented a moneybag to the sellers and they duly showed the phone to the potential buyer.

However the buyer then snatched the phone from the sellers and pushed them causing them to fall into a bush.

The buyer, who was accompanied by another man, then ran down an alleyway by Abercromby Avenue and joined a group of other men, to form a group of six.

The sellers of the phone chased after the group of six for around 30 minutes.

The main suspect involved in the incident is described as an Asian male, around 15 to 16 years old and 5ft 9ins tall. He had a light brown complexion and was skinny. He had black hair, short at the sides and slightly longer on top and was wearing an all-black Nike tracksuit.

The second suspect is described as an Asian male with a slightly darker complexion, 14 to 16 years old and 5ft 5ins tall. He was of regular build and had short black hair. He was wearing either a black or a grey tracksuit.

The third suspect is described as Asian with a darker complexion, 14 to 16 years old, tall and skinny.

The fourth suspect is described as Asian with a darker complexion, 14 to 16 years old and chubbier than the other suspects. He has black hair and was wearing a purple hoodie and blue jeans.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jessica Perkins based at High Wycombe police station said: ‘We urge anyone who might have seen or heard this incident to get in contact with Thames Valley Police.

Fortunately, the two victims did not sustain any injuries however, we take robberies and community safety seriously and are investigating the incident.

If you have any information which could help the investigation, please call 101 and quote reference number 43210270425 or make a report online.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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