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Exeter teens arrested over robbery

Two bailed; two more sought

Two 16-year-old Exeter boys have been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man in the city in broad daylight.

The victim, in his 20s, was attacked  in the Exe Street area between 6pm and 6.30pm on Thursday 2 July, where he was punched to the ground and kicked repeatedly while on the floor.

His mobile phone and blue rucksack were stolen and he suffered bruising and a chipped front tooth. It is believed the assault involved four suspects who ran off in the direction of Exe Street and the Iron Bridge.

The arrested teens have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 101, or emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/052923/20.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.  

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