by Steve Beasant on 11 February, 2015
Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses following three recent separate incidents of robbery in the Grimsby area.
The first occurred as a 16 year old boy was walking alone along Tom Hammond Way between 2315hrs on 7 February 2015 and 0120hrs on 8 February 2015 when he states he was joined by two older white men. The men are said to have walked with the boy for a while before threatening him to hand over a phone and any valuables. On this occasion the boy managed to run away without being harmed or handing over any property.
The second incident is reported to have happened between 0130hrs and 0200hrs on Sunday 8 February 2015 in the Convamore Road/Victor Street area when another man aged 18 and walking alone was approached by two men on cycles demanding money and valuables. On this occasion the victim states he was assaulted by the men and had a leather jacket stolen from him.
The most recent incident is reported as happening between 0115hrs and 0120hrs on Monday 9 February in the Tom Hammond Way area when two people, a man and a woman were approached by three men with their faces covered who threatened them to hand over valuables. One of the men is reported to have assaulted the man before the woman handed over a small amount of cash.
Police are investigating these incidents including undertaking house to house enquiries in the relevant areas.
One arrest has been made of a 20 year old man following the incidents who has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Police are currently considering whether the incidents are connected and ask that anyone who has any information in connection with them calls 101 quoting crime reference numbers AC/2096093, AC/2096053 or AC/2096188 respectively.
Alternatively calls can be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Leave a comment