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Witnesses sought to Nuneaton robberies

Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a number of robberies among a group of youths, who had gathered on Middlemarch Road, Nuneaton, at about 6.40pm on Saturday 25 November.

Police were called to reports that a large group of teenagers (aged from about 14 to 18 years) were assembling in the area and may have been causing a disturbance. Officers attended, and the teenagers peacefully dispersed in smaller groups. However, several robberies then took place within those groups.

One person - a 16-year-old boy from Coventry - has now been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Detective Inspector Neil Reader said: "At the moment, we believe that the robberies all took place among the groups of young people - mostly it was mobile phones and clothing that were stolen. Nonetheless, we're keen to make sure local residents feel secure so our Nuneaton Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be increasing patrols in the area.

"We believe that some of the young people involved may have taken photos and video footage on their mobile phones, and we're keen for anyone who's seen this footage to let us know. I'd also urge anyone with information about the incidents - no matter how small - to come forward and help our investigations."

To report information, please phone the police non-emergency number 101 quoting incident reference 287 of 25/11/17.

You can also give information anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers, which is independent of the police. They won't ask for your name, age or contact details. Phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit


Issued by corporate communications at 10.15am on 28 November.

Published 28/11/17