Appeal, Teenagers Robbed In Park, Pontefract

Thursday 13 September, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following two linked robberies involving suspects on a moped in Pontefract.

Wakefield District CID would like to speak to anyone who has information about or witnessed the robberies in Pontefract Park on Wednesday September 12.

One occurred abetween 12.50pm and 1.15pm after two suspects approached the 16-year-old victim on a moped and tried to snatch her phone from her. 

The victim managed to run away with her property.

The other occurred between 1pm and 2pm after two white males on a moped approached a 16-year-old girl and snatched her phone.

The suspects were both white and wearing helmets and camouflage jackets. 

Detective Inspector Dave Rogerson of Wakefield District CID, said: “These incidents are clearly linked and while the victims were not injured what has happened has clearly caused the young ladies involved some distress.

“I would urge any member of the public who witnessed these incidents to contact police.

“If anyone has any further information about who may be responsible for committing these offences I would ask them to contact Wakefield District CID on 101 referencing crime number  13180455187.

“Information can also be given to the independent Criemstoppers charity  on 0800 555 111.”

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