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Appeal for witnesses after teenager robbed of e-scooter in Basingstoke

Police are appealing for witnesses, or anyone to come forward, after a robbery in Basingstoke


It comes after a teenage boy was approached by an unknown man on Cherry Tree Walk at around 2.45pm on Wednesday afternoon (27 July).


A short exchange happened between the pair, before the man threatened the teenager, demanding his e-scooter in the process.


The teenager complied and handed over the item before the man fled the scene on a bicycle.


The man is believed to be black, 19-years-old, approximately 5ft 9ins tall with black hair.


Detective Constable Emily Sargent, said: “We have carried out initial enquiries, but keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time and who could hold information which may assist our investigation.


“Did you see anything? Perhaps you have dash-cam or mobile phone footage?


“Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference number 44220302372.”