MASKED robbers have attacked a teenager with a hammer. A group of young people were walking in Rocester when the attack happened.
A 16-year-old boy was injured in the incident.
Police have launched an appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Three men wearing balaclavas attacked the teenagers in an attempt to steal their mobile devices.
The attempted robbery happened on Saturday, October 31. The victim was struck at around 9.30pm while walking with friends in Mill Road towards Ashbourne Road in Rocester. Officers at Staffordshire Police are investigating the incident and believe a minicab pulled up close to the victim.
Three masked males wearing balaclavas are believed to have approached the group of teenagers and attempted to steal their airpod headphones and mobile phones. One of the masked robbers then struck the 16-year-old over the head with the hammer.
The victim was taken to Royal Derby Hospital where he was treated for minor head injuries and later discharged. His friends, boys and girls aged between 15 years and 18 years old, were unhurt in the attempted robbery.
The suspects then got back into the vehicle and were driven away along Mill Street in the direction of Marston Montgomery. Police are now urging anyone in the area who saw a silver four-door VW Passat or Toyota Avensis minicab travelling around Rocester at the time of the attack to get in touch with them.
Detective Constable Jason Hughes of Lichfield CID said: “This is a very concerning incident involving a child who was attacked by a group of unknown men. We are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the area at the time and would urge anyone who saw what happened to get in touch with police to help us with our ongoing inquries.”
Anyone who saw anything suspicious on Saturday evening, or who may have information about the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 931 of 31 October.
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