TWO teenage boys have been arrested following several robberies and assaults in Worcester City Centre last night (February 22.)
A wallet was stolen from a man on Holywell Hill at around 8pm, during which he was grabbed by the throat.
Around 15 minutes later a man was threatened as he withdrew cash from an ATM on Grand Stand Road.
Cash was stolen from a man after he was hit at and kicked in Shrub Hill Retail Park at around 9.20pm, and between 9.30pm and 10pm a group were threatened by two teenage boys in the same place.
And a man was ambushed and kicked in the stomach in St Martins Quarter on Silver Street at around 10.35pm.
Police searched the area shortly after the incidents were reported, with two 15-year-old boys arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of a bladed article.
Both remain in police custody.
Det Insp Sharon Wallace said: “I would like to thank the public for their help in providing descriptions of two suspects reported to have assaulted and robbed several people in Worcester city centre last night.
“Officers responded swiftly to the area and arrested two
teenage boys on suspicion of robbery and assault. They both remain in police custody.
“I’m continuing to appeal for information and witnesses to these incidents and would like to ask anyone who may have been in the city centre and saw anything untoward, or captured dash-cam or CCTV footage of the incidents, to please get in contact with us.”
Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police by calling 101 quoting reference 605i of February 22, 2023.