Teenagers robbed at knifepoint

November 22 2021

TWO teenagers were threatened with knives and robbed outside a shop in the middle of Downend.
The incident took place in Badminton Road outside the Sainsbury's Local store shortly after 9pm on October 31, when the area was relatively busy with people celebrating Halloween.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: "The two victims were approached at a bus stop by a group of young people and threatened, before their electric scooters were stolen."
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the robbery to call them on 101 and quote the crime reference number 5221 256 006.
The incident happened close to one of the area's new CCTV cameras – but the cameras had not been connected to the local camera network as the Voice went to print.
The poles for the cameras were installed during the summer and the cameras themselves had been fixed by September and wired up by October.
However South Gloucestershire Council, which will operate the cameras, is waiting for internet provider Virgin Media to connect them to its system.
The Voice understands the cameras were due to be connected in late November and go live at the start of December.
A Virgin Media Business spokesperson said: “We are working hard to deliver seamless connectivity for South Gloucestershire Council and plan to connect the outstanding sites in the coming weeks as agreed with the council.”
• Police have made a new appeal to find the mugger who hit a woman over the head with a glass bottle before robbing her of a mobile phone.
As previously reported in the Voice, the victim was walking along Westerleigh Road shortly before 10.30pm on August 14 when she was attacked from behind.
The mugger, who ran off towards Mangotsfield Cemetery, was wearing a black top, dark trousers and a blue surgical mask.
With a suspect yet to be identified, police have again asked anyone who thinks they know who carried out the attack to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5221 186 990.