A gang of 5 black teenage boys – aged between 15 and 17 – is being sought by South Wales Police after committing 2 night-time robberies in Dingle Road, Penarth.
Police say the first incident happened on Saturday night September 1st at around 22:10. Two teenagers were “approached” by the five robbers who stole a bag and their mobile phones.
The second incident happened the following evening (Sunday September 2) at around 20:50. This time the gang approached a 15 year old boy – assaulted him – and demanded he hand over his bike to them.
Detective Inspector Terry Hopkins says “Investigations into the two incidents are ongoing. Extra police patrols are taking place in the area while enquiries are made to identify the individuals responsible.”
Inspector Hopkins has a warning for local residents. He says “I would urge residents to be vigilant when travelling around the Dingle Park area at night in the coming days.“
Anyone with any information which could assist officers is being asked to call 101 quoting reference 1800333913 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.