Knifepoint robbery at Yate park

October 21 2019
Knifepoint robbery at Yate park

POLICE are appealing for information after the knifepoint robbery of a teenager in a Yate park.

The incident happened by the Brinsham Park lake between 4.15pm and 4.30pm yesterday.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: "The victim was sat on a bench with his friend when they were approached by a male teenager, who demanded their mobile phones.

"He took the victim's phone but left the other because it had a flat battery.

"The suspect who had, what appeared to be a small knife with him, ran off in the direction of the nearby new development – Ladden Village."

Police said the victim and his friend were not injured but cycled home afterwards to report the incident.

Anyone with information about the mugging should call the police on 101, quoting crime reference reference 5219 243 061.