Police appeal for witnesses following Milton Keynes robberies

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a series of robberies in Milton Keynes, according to Thames Valley Police.

Three people were approached by a man in separate incidents between 7.25pm and 8:30pm last Tuesday (31st August).

The man was riding an electric scooter and told the victims to hand their items over to him.

The first victim was approached at around 7.25pm by the Xscape building next to Secklow Gate.

At approximately 7:30pm, the second victim was approached on Avebury Boulevard close to the Xscape building.

The third victim was approached at around 8:30pm on Avebury Boulevard near to Saxon Gate.

Wireless headphones were stolen from one of the victims.

No one was injured in the incidents.

The offender has been described as a slim black man, thought to be around 6ft tall. He was wearing black clothing, a black face covering and had a man bag.

Some of the victims said that the offender was carrying a small knife.

Detective Constable Jo Hudson, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “We believe that these three robberies were committed by the same person and I am appealing for anyone who has any information about these incidents or, who may have seen someone fitting this description in the area of the Xscape building on Tuesday evening, to come forward.

“If you have any information that may help with this investigation, please get in touch using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210391357. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.”

Image source: Milton Keynes Citizen

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