Boy robbed on way to school in Kensington

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following reports a mobile phone was stolen from a teenager in Kensington on Friday, 18 February.

At around 8am it was reported that a male suspect snatched the phone from the victim on Sheil Road, at the junction with Geneva Road, as he was walking to school with his friend.

When the victim challenged the suspect, the suspect made threats towards him. The victim and his friend then made off from the scene on foot.

No injuries were reported, but the victim was left extremely shaken by the incident.

The phone stolen is a blue Samsung S6.

The suspect is described as white male, around 5ft, 6in tall, of average build, with short blond hair, blue eyes, a moustache and a beard. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark trousers and a green coat with the hood up with a furry trim.

CCTV and witness enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

Detective Inspector Chris Saidi said, “Any theft is upsetting, but to steal from a teenager on his way to school is utterly abhorrent and we are working to find the man responsible and bring him to justice.

“If you witnessed the incident or saw anything or anyone suspicious in the area on Friday morning then please let us know. Any information you provide could be vital to our enquiries.

“This was a busy time of the morning with people travelling to work during rush hour – if you were driving down Sheil Road and have dashcam footage then please review it and let us know.

“Similarly if you have seen a blue Samsung S6 phone for sale locally then please get in touch.

“Whether you contact us directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, let us know so that we can take action.”

If you witnessed the incident, or have any information please contact the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 22000119560.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information

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