POLICE are probing a number of robberies which have taken place across Nuneaton in the space of just a week.
There were four incidents between last Tuesday and Monday just gone, June 21 to June 27 which are all being linked.
In the first at Bermuda Phoenix Centre on Bermuda Road on June 21, a 15-year-old girl had her bike stolen.
She was approached by three raiders – one of them threatened her with a blade while the other assaulted her, causing her to suffer facial injuries.
In the second in Jubilee Park between 5pm and 6pm on Friday, a teenage girl was approached by a man who also showed her a blade and forced her to handover her bag. He fled with the bag which was empty.
The third incident happened on Sunday in Orkney Close when a woman, who was in her 40s and riding an e-scooter, was approached by a group of around ten teenage boys.
One of the boys pushed the victim from behind – causing her to fall and suffer a fractured elbow.
The e-scooter was taken but subsequently returned to the victim.
And in the fourth incident at Jubilee Sports Centre on Greenmoor Road shortly before 8.30pm on Monday, a teenage girl was playing football with friends when she was approached by five men and a woman.
They demanded the victim’s speaker before producing a blade, which it is believed he assaulted the victim with.
The victim suffered a stomach injury, which is not believed to be life-threatening at this time.
Det Insp Owen Fell said: “Unfortunately, we have seen a number of robberies take place within a small area of Nuneaton during the past week.
“We would like to reassure the local community that we have begun a comprehensive investigation in response to these incidents.
“Our detectives are working with the victims to provide them with the relevant support and we will also have uniformed officers carrying out reassurance patrols in the area so you may see an increased police presence as we continue our work.
“We’re pursuing a number of lines of enquiry as part of our ongoing investigation, but we’d also appeal for anyone who witnessed any of the incidents to come forward.
“Anyone who has information – no matter how small it may seem – please get in contact as it may prove to be a vital part of our ongoing investigation.”
Anyone who has information on any of the incidents should call 101 quoting the below reference numbers:
Bermuda Road on June 21 – incident 134 of 27 June
Greenmoor Road on June 24 – incident 197 of 27 June
Orkney Close on June 26 – incident 354 of 26 June
Greenmoor Road on June 27 – incident 319 of 27 June