Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Students Targeted by Gang of Robbers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Students Targeted by Gang of Robbers

Article excerpt

A GANG of thieves is targeting students in Fallowfield and Withington.

Police said they have seen a 'spate of personal robberies' in and around Wilmslow Road, Platt Lane and Platt Fields park.

A group of teenage boys has taken iPhones, iPods and iPads, as well as other electronic devices and money.

In some of the incidents the group have told victims they have a weapon, and have kicked or punched people who have refused to hand over items.

All of the incidents involved students and most occurred between 1.30am and 3.30am.

The offenders have been described as black males, around 18-years-old wearing black and white clothing with one wearing a blue bubble jacket.

They have been seen hanging around opposite the Platt Fields entrance. A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: "We are aware of these attacks and investigations are underway. …

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