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Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Southampton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-boy was threatened with a knife on Colby Street before having his bag stolen


The incident happened at 5pm on Thursday 9 June.


The boy was selling a replica Louis Vuitton bag to someone who had contacted him on Snapchat but when he turned up to the location to exchange it for money, the boy who met him said he had a knife and demanded he hand over the bag to him.


The victim complied and the boy cycled off with the bag. The victim was not injured.


The boy we are looking to trace is described as:



Aged 17-18-years-old

6 feet 4 inches tall

Slim build

Wearing a balaclava, black tracksuit and trainers

Riding a bike


Officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the boy through contact he had with the victim prior to the offence.


However police would like to hear from anyone who was in Colby Street last Thursday at around 5pm who saw anyone matching this description in the area or nearby.


If you can help, please call 101 and quote 44220229851.


Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and leave information anonymously.


You can also contact police by visiting the police website to update an existing crime report using the above reference number.