Men steal trainers from young boy's feet in Eastleigh

Men steal trainers from young boy's feet

Men steal trainers from young boy's feet

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AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy was robbed of his trainers by a gang of men.

The youngster was sitting the kerbside in The Quadrangle in Eastleigh at 12.30pm on Sunday, when the five young men pounced.

One man forcibly lifted up the youth's legs, pulled the trainers off his feet, before putting them in a bag and running off with the others along Arthur Road.

The Cabrini trainers are luminous yellow, blue and white and size three to three-and-a-half.

Police want to track down a woman seen in the area who may hold clues in identifying the group.

Police staff investigator Elaine Waller said: “We'd really like to hear from her as she may have vital information.

“If you have recently been offered these trainers for sale or know anyone who has suddenly acquired a pair please contact us.”

Contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Mini-com users can phone 18001 101.

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5:19pm Tue 11 Mar 14

kiddynamite says...

Poor lad. Ill buy him a new pair if he likes?
Poor lad. Ill buy him a new pair if he likes? kiddynamite
  • Score: 27

6:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

kyrrie says...

No one especially a child should be put through this because of the clothes their wearing. Shame on you all for doing this and all that are protecting you.
No one especially a child should be put through this because of the clothes their wearing. Shame on you all for doing this and all that are protecting you. kyrrie
  • Score: 21

6:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

KSO16R says...

kiddynamite wrote:
Poor lad. Ill buy him a new pair if he likes?
Fair play to you.
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: Poor lad. Ill buy him a new pair if he likes?[/p][/quote]Fair play to you. KSO16R
  • Score: 17

7:51pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Queen Victoria says...

Its a sad world we live in when an 11 year old gets robbed of a pair of trainers.The lads who did this must be really proud of themselves.
Its a sad world we live in when an 11 year old gets robbed of a pair of trainers.The lads who did this must be really proud of themselves. Queen Victoria
  • Score: 13

8:01pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Mary80 says...

Worse part is the trainers are 30 quid you can easily get decent ones in Tesco why the men didnt do that rather than scare the hell out of as CHILD boggles my mind
Worse part is the trainers are 30 quid you can easily get decent ones in Tesco why the men didnt do that rather than scare the hell out of as CHILD boggles my mind Mary80
  • Score: 8

1:44am Wed 12 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Have to be the lowest of the low to steal shoes of a child's feet.
Have to be the lowest of the low to steal shoes of a child's feet. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 6

6:53am Wed 12 Mar 14

Huey says...

Ahhhh what a place
Ahhhh what a place Huey
  • Score: 0

8:19am Wed 12 Mar 14

dualsy says...

contact j martin jmavrick07@hotmail.c
om pick what new ones you nee I will pay
contact j martin jmavrick07@hotmail.c om pick what new ones you nee I will pay dualsy
  • Score: 7

8:20am Wed 12 Mar 14

dualsy says...

that should be above

jmavrick07@hotmail.c
om
that should be above jmavrick07@hotmail.c om dualsy
  • Score: 5

10:39am Wed 12 Mar 14

fraggle1980 says...

Thank you for your kind offers to buy my son new trainers, it warms my heart to know there are still kind heart people in this world. He is already kitted out with new foot ware, I just hope the vile toe rags are caught for there crime.
Thank you for your kind offers to buy my son new trainers, it warms my heart to know there are still kind heart people in this world. He is already kitted out with new foot ware, I just hope the vile toe rags are caught for there crime. fraggle1980
  • Score: 12

12:54pm Wed 12 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

Mary80 wrote:
Worse part is the trainers are 30 quid you can easily get decent ones in Tesco why the men didnt do that rather than scare the hell out of as CHILD boggles my mind
I suspect this was some sort of prank or dare, rather than driven by a need for shoes. Not that it makes the crime any the less abhorrent.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Worse part is the trainers are 30 quid you can easily get decent ones in Tesco why the men didnt do that rather than scare the hell out of as CHILD boggles my mind[/p][/quote]I suspect this was some sort of prank or dare, rather than driven by a need for shoes. Not that it makes the crime any the less abhorrent. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 1

6:14am Thu 13 Mar 14

dualsy says...

Southampton f.c .all stick together son ,I would think they are poopy W.
COWARDS.
Southampton f.c .all stick together son ,I would think they are poopy W. COWARDS. dualsy
  • Score: 0

2:53pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Inform Al says...

I was told last night that the Tenovus charity shop in Portswood has been donated a lot of brand new childrens shoes, could be a good place to start if your child needs shoes.
I was told last night that the Tenovus charity shop in Portswood has been donated a lot of brand new childrens shoes, could be a good place to start if your child needs shoes. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

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