Teenage boy allegedly robbed and threatened with knife in Swanage

Four people from Poole have been arrested following an alleged robbery and assault on a teenage boy at the Texaco Garage in Swanage.

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following the incident at around 10.15 pm on Monday 13th September 2021.

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It was reported that the teenage boy was walking past a silver Vauxhall Corsa on the forecourt of the petrol station in Victoria Avenue, when a verbal altercation occurred with the occupants of the vehicle.

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Punched him in the head

Dorset Police say that three people got out of the car and one of the group allegedly threatened the victim with a flick knife, before a second person reportedly grabbed him around the chest and punched him in the head.

It was reported that the group stole the victim’s bag and jacket. Fortunately, police say that the teenage boy did not sustain any serious injuries or require medical treatment.

Following the incident police officers carried out searches of the area and a silver Vauxhall Corsa was located on Sandford Road in Wareham.

Two boys, aged 16 and 17, and two 18 year old men – all from Poole – have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They are all currently assisting detectives with their enquiries.

Texaco Garage in Swanage
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The Texaco Garage on Victoria Avenue in Swanage

“Please check… dashcam for relevant footage”

Detective Constable David Barnes, of Weymouth CID, said:

“Our investigation is underway and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“I would urge any motorists who were travelling along Victoria Avenue around the time of the reported incident to please check their dashcam for relevant footage to assist my enquiries.”

Contact Dorset Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210148427.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

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