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Police appealing for witnesses following moped thefts and street robbery in Plymouth

Alert message sent 13/04/2022 15:56:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Local officers are appealing for witnesses following a number of incidents that took place on the same evening in the Weston Mill area of Plymouth.

On Wednesday 6 April between 8-10pm, two Papa John’s mopeds were stolen from in front of the store on Wolseley Road.

One moped was later retrieved in the Tresluggan Road area; the other one was retrieved from the lane behind Papa John’s with significant damage.

A 20-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and has since been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Between 8:30-9pm on the same night, a second incident took place involving a man in his 20’s who was the victim of a robbery.

It is alleged that a group of eight men all wearing black and with London accents assaulted the victim, who sustained minor injuries after being struck with a hammer, before having his watch stolen.

It is believed that there were numerous people in the area of Wolseley Road that evening who may have witnessed the robbery or moped thefts; it is vital that you make contact with the local policing team as you may have information that can aid with the investigation.

Anyone with any information relating to the above incidents is asked to contact 101@dc.police.uk.

The crime reference for the moped thefts is CR/029126/22.

The crime reference for the street robbery is CR/029636/22.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling freephone 0800 555111.

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Julie Heath (Police, DC Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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