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Teen Attacked By Hooded Robber In Weymouth

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2:05pm 2nd September 2014
(Updated 1:22pm 3rd September 2014)

A 17-year-old boy's been grabbed by the throat by a hooded robber in Weymouth who stole his headphones out of his pocket.

Dorset Police have only just released details of the incident that happened around 6.15pm on Sunday 17th August at the bus stop by Cost Cutters on Portland Road.

The victim punched the silent attacker in the face, who then ran off .

The victim never saw the offender's face and cannot say whether this was a man or a woman. The person is described as five feet ten inches tall and of slim build and was wearing silver or grey jogging bottoms and a black Nike hooded top, with two thick orange stripes down the length of the sleeves and a zip-up pocket on the right bicep area.

Police Constable Rob Hoskins, of Weymouth police, said: "The victim feared he was going to get hurt or lose more of his belongings so he punched the offender to the left side of the jaw. This made the offender stumble, groan and run off toward Portland.

"I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has any details about the person responsible as they may recognise the description.

"Anyone with information that could assist my investigation should contact Dorset Police."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 17:365. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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