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Three teenage boys arrested in relation to a series of robberies in Southampton

Alert message sent 30/09/2021 11:44:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Detectives investigating a series of robberies in Southampton have arrested a three teenage boys.

The arrests relate to incidents that have taken place in the Bargate area of Southampton City Centre between Tuesday, 13 July and Monday, 27 September.

A 13-year-old boy from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of the following:

• Robbery on Wednesday 18, August on Harbour Parade.
• Robbery on Thursday 19, August on East Street.
• Robbery on Thursday, 19 August on Harbour Parade.
• Robbery on Tuesday, 21 September on Above Bar Street.
• Robbery on Monday 27, September on Above Bar Street.

A 14-year-old boy from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of the following:

• Robbery on Tuesday, 13 July on Eastgate Street.
• Robbery on Saturday, 28 August at Arundel Tower.
• Robbery on Monday, 6 September on Western Esplanade.

A 15-year-old boy from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of the following:

• Robbery on Monday, 6 September on Western Esplanade.
• Robbery on Saturday, 28 August at Arundel Tower.
• Robbery on Saturday, 18 September on Harbour Parade.

All three boys have been questioned by officers and released on police bail, with conditions including not to enter Southampton City Centre.

We fully understand the impact these types of crimes have on victims, as well as parents and on communities. We want to reassure you that we are working hard to identify all those involved and keep people safe.

Officers are continuing their enquiries in relation to these incidents and increased patrols will continue in the area. If you have any concerns or information please don’t hesitate to speak with patrolling officers or get in touch by calling 101 or online quoting reference 44210357746.

We continue to work closely with the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), schools, charities and the Safe City Partnership to tackle serious violence and divert young people away from becoming involved with knife crime.

Tackling violence and knife crime in our city remains an absolute priority for us but it depends on partnerships across a number of sectors, not just the police, it includes education, housing, social and youth services. Every agency is crucial in supporting the city move towards a future free from violence and tackling the root causes of violent crime.

We urge communities to keep reporting intelligence around knife crime so that together we can continue to tackle this threat in society.

To do this people can call us on 101 or report online at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/

Alternatively people can report 100% anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

If you are a young person concerned about someone carrying a knife, or that someone will get hurt, you can tell us without having to say who you are, by reporting anonymously online at Fearless.org
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Sarah Cartwright (Police, Corporate Communications, Hampshire)

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