Boy arrested after Portsmouth robbery

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A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a 14-year-old boy in a Portsmouth park.

The victim was in the play park area of Church Road, central Portsmouth, when he was approached by a youth and threatened with violence unless he hand over his belongings.

The robber made off with the victim’s Blackberry Curve mobile phone.

The incident happened on Saturday, March 30, between 3pm and 3.10pm.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested during the early hours of Monday, April on suspicion of robbery.

He was questioned and later bailed until May 3 pending further enquiries. Investigating officer Detective Constable Pete Bambury said: ‘This was a robbery in the middle of a residential part of Portsmouth during the afternoon.

‘I am appealing to any members of the local community, who may have seen what happened to the boy and in turn speak to the police.’

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101.

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Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.