Police appeal after teen threatened with knife in Pollokshields

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Police are appealing for information after a 13-year-old boy was robbed of his mobile phone in Pollokshields yesterday (Monday, September 10).

Around 1540 hours on Monday afternoon, the boy was walking along Terregles Ave, Pollokshields, when he was approached by a man on a bike who demanded his mobile phone.

The boy ran off though Maxwell Park to get away, however, the suspect chased him and caught up with him in Springkell Avenue near St Andrews Drive where he threatened the boy with a knife and stole his mobile phone.

The suspect is described as Asian, mid 20s, 5ft 9 – 5ft 10, dark brown/black hair, brown eyes, slim to medium build, wearing a dark grey hooded ‘Bomber’ jacket and grey ‘baggy’ jogging bottoms.

He was riding a royal blue mountain bike.

Constable Graham Nicolson, Greater Glasgow Division, Community Investigation Unit, said: “Although not injured by the man, this was a frightening experience for the young boy whose birthday it was yesterday as well.

“Officers are checking CCTV in the area and are keen to speak to anyone who saw the man on the bike or the robbery happen.

“Local schools were coming out and there were people in the area, particularly Maxwell Park, at that time.

“Maybe someone saw the man on the bike chase the boy or saw him hanging about the area prior to the incident?

“If you have any information that will assist us identify the man responsible for this cowardly crime please call officers at the Community Investigation Unit at Govan Police Station via 101 quoting reference number 2344 of 10 September 2018 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given anonymously.”