Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Frimley

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery that took place in Frimley.

The incident occurred on a footpath off St Catherine’s Road just after 9.30pm on Wednesday, 27 May when two men approached a 16-year-old boy who was cycling home from a friend’s house,  and tried to steal his bike.

It is reported that the first offender was also on a bike and punched the teenager before threatening him with a knife and holding it to the victim’s chest.

The first man is described as white, approximately 6ft tall, of stocky build, wearing a black hooded top, a black bandana and black tracksuit bottoms.

The second offender is reported to be white, around 5ft 10” tall, of ‘skinny’ build, also wearing a black hooded top, a black bandana and black tracksuit bottoms.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Emily Clarke said: “This incident occurred on a footpath off St Catherine’s Road, heading towards Tomlinscote Woods and I appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time to let us know if you saw anybody matching the descriptions either before or after the incident or indeed saw the assault itself to call us immediately on 101.

“Fortunately the boy was able to make his escape by cycling on home but there is no doubt this was a nasty attack that has left him badly shaken and could have had even worse consequences if it wasn’t for the fact that for some reason the offenders made a hasty escape.

“We also believe there may have also been some soldiers out running in the area around this time and I would appeal to them to contact us if they have any information or saw anything relating to this incident.”

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police by calling 101 or report it online athttps://my.surrey.police.uk/ splonlinereportingweb quoting the reference number 45150044781.

Alternatively report it anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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