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Gang tried to rob group
10:49am Sunday 8th September 2013 in News
POLICE are hunting a gang of youths who tried to rob another group.
The victims were walking home after a night of playing pool.
At the junction of St James Park and Church Street, Southampton, they were approached by a group of eight youths one of who asked for a mobile phone.
When the smaller group refused and walked away the larger group followed them.
At one point, one of the victims knocked on doors in an attempt to get help.
No injuries were suffered.
The group of eight were black and white youths, aged 16 to 17. Some had push bikes, and all wore dark hooded tops.
The ringleader was white, about 5ft 7in and slim. He had a wispy moustache and wore a woolly hat under a hood.
Detective Constable John Goulbourne, who is leading the investigation, appealed for anyone who was in the area of St James Park or Church Street at around midnight on Tuesday, September 3, to come forward with information.
Anyone with information should contact Shirley CID on 101.
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