Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Pet shop boy has money snatched in Lancaster

Police are appealing for information after a young boy had money stolen from him as he was about to enter a shop in Lancaster.

At around 3.30pm on Thursday 17th October, the 13-year-old boy was about to walk into ‘The Animal Zone’ on Ullswater Road in Lancaster carrying a £5 note when a young man approached him snatched the money out of his hand and ran away.

The offender, described as a white man, of slim build, around 20 years of age, dressed in black jogging bottoms and a grey hooded top then ran off towards Moor Lane.

Officers investigating are appealing for any witnesses to come forward

PC Nikki Kay said, “This was clearly upsetting for the young boy and we are very keen to trace the person responsible. If anyone has any information then I would ask them contact us on 101 and quoting log number LC-20131017-0882.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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