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Appeal for witnesses after a robbery – Oxford

News   •   Dec 04, 2018 08:43 GMT

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Oxford.

The incident occurred between 8.15 and 8.30pm on Saturday (1/12), the victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking in Howard Street in the direction of Catherine Street when he was approached from behind by a group of people on bikes. Alcohol that he was carrying home was stolen.

The group of offenders were all aged between 17 and 18-years-old.

The first offender is as an Asian man, around 5ft 8ins tall, clean shaven and slim. He was wearing a black puffer jacket with the hood up, black tracksuit bottoms, black trainers and was riding a black mountain bike.

The second offender is a black man, around 5ft 10ins tall, clean shaven and slim. He was wearing a black puffer jacket with the hood up, dark tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

The third offender is a white man, around 5ft 6ins tall with short sandy coloured hair and slim. He was wearing a white puffer jacket and light coloured tracksuit bottoms.

There are currently no descriptions of the other members of the group.

Investigating officer PC Jamie Thornton, based at Oxford police station said: “As this incident involved a large group of people, I believe someone may have witnessed it.

“If you saw this incident taking place, or believe you recognise the description of any of the men, please get in touch with us to help with our investigation.”

If you have any information which could assist the investigation, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43180367918 or report information online.

If you do not wish to speak to police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800