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[26 FEB 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
City Rider Has Wheels Pulled From Beneath Him

A Coventry teenager was punched as three men stole his motor scooter as he rode down a city street.

The robbery happened at 3.30pm on Saturday in Swinburne Avenue, Stoke.

The victim, aged 16, was approached by three men while on his motorised scooter.

He was punched in the head, and had his scooter stolen before the offenders made off in a white motor car.

Police today issued descriptions of two of the offenders, both of whom were aged between 16 and 20.

One is mixed race and has shaved black hair. Another is white, 6ft tall with shaved dark hair and an unshaven face.

They stole a Go-Ped 33c motorised scooter, black and green in colour worth 500.

The victim suffered bruising to his ear and side of head following the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police at Chace Avenue on 024 7653 9040.
 

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 26 Feb 01
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