CCTV appeal launched after thugs rob teen of phone by Tube station
etectives have launched a CCTV appeal after a schoolboy was followed off a bus and robbed of his phone in northeast London.
The 16-year-old victim was leaving a bus outside Blackhorse Road Tube Station in Walthamstow, when the incident happened around 3.50pm on January 8.
Two males – thought to be in their late teens – stole his mobile phone before walking away.
Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.
They on Friday released CCTV images of the two young men, who they need to identify and speak with.
The appeal comes as new figures show a mobile phone is reported stolen in London every six minutes.
The figures, sourced from police by the BBC, show nearly 91,000 mobile phones were stolen across the capital last year, equating to 250 a day.
Anyone who recognises them, or witnessed the incident, is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 3927/08Jan. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.