Police are appealing for witnesses to three robbery offences that happened in Central Milton Keynes on Friday evening last week (15/2).

The appeal relates to three offences that happened between 7pm and 8.30pm.

The first offence happened at around 7.20pm. The offenders were a group of teenage boys, and they approached another group of teenagers outside Xscape.

The offenders followed the first group across Avebury Boulevard and when outside the Food Centre, an unsuccessful attempt was made to pull a rucksack from the back of the first victim, who was a 16-year-old boy.

At around 7.40pm, the group of teenage boys then approached the second victim, who was another 16-year-old boy, in the area of the Food Centre. They threatened him with a knife and stole his wallet.

At around 8pm, the group of teenage boys then approached three teenage boys, all 16 years old, at the bike-racks near to the Intu Centre. They threatened the third victim with a knife, punched him and stole his bicycle.

None of the victims required hospital treatment.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Alan O’Donoghue said, “I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any of these offences.

“This group seems to have targeted teenage boys during these incidents and it’s fortunate that no-one was injured.

“We would like anyone who has information about this incident to get in touch.”

Anyone with any details which could assist the investigation should contact the 24-hour police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43190049803, or you can make a report online via the Thames Valley Police website.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.