Man arrested following Brands Hill snatch-theft from 11-year old

A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft and Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the theft of a mobile phone near the Honda roundabout, Brands Hill.

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The incident, which occurred on June 5, involved the snatch theft of a mobile phone from an 11-year old girl.

At around 7.35am the victim walked over the footbridge near the Honda roundabout and then began to walk along London Road close to the bus stop outside Toby Carvery when she was approached by a man who she did not know.

He asked her what the time was and, as she went to check it on her mobile phone, the man grabbed the phone from her and ran away towards the footbridge at the Honda roundabout.

A black Apple iPhone 5 was stolen during the incident. The victim was not injured.

The offender is described as Asian, around 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build. He was wearing a black jacket with zips on the front and had his hood up, a black and white bandana or scarf around his head underneath his hood, black jeans, black trainers and had a roll-up style cigarette in his mouth.

He is believed to frequently visit the Honda roundabout footbridge.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact investigating officer PC Anna Johnson from Slough Local CID via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

A 29-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of theft and was released on bail until 8 July.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court



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