A gang armed with a machete-type weapon robbed a terrified teenager of his electronic scooter in Cannock.
The youngster ran off when approached by the gang of other teenagers but they managed to catch him up when they snatched the scooter and threatened him with violence. The incident happened in Church Square in the town and the youngster fled into the nearby McDonald’s to raise the alarm after the incident, police have said.
The incident happened at around 3pm on Tuesdsay, February 16, with details having just been released by police..
A spokesman said the gang of three teenagers approached the lad with a weapon.
Now, Staffordshire police are asking anybody who was in the area at the time or may have information on the incident to come forward.
A spokesperson from Staffordshire Police said: “The youngster was in Church Square leading up to 3pm on 16 February when three teenagers approached him, one of whom had a machete-type weapon.
“They took his electric scooter and threatened him with violence, chasing him into the McDonalds restaurant on Church Street.
“The scooter is described as all black with red trim and is called an X7 Pro Electric Scooter, made by Official Hoverboard.
“It comes in a brown cardboard box, the same size as a small child’s bike, and the box has a yellow plastic strap at each end.
“Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the scooter or who is offered one matching the above description for sale should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 411 of 16 February, or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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