Police looking for moped riders after attempted robberies in the city

Police say there were numerous reports from the public after a group of moped riders were reported to be driving dangerously and trying to steal from passers-by in Brighton.

Police received numerous reports from the public about a group of moped riders driving dangerously and trying to steal from passers-by in Brighton city centre on Saturday afternoon (9 September).

A 17-year-old Brighton boy was arrested on suspicion of theft and being carried on a motor vehicle taken without the owner's consent after a woman had her Iphone 6 stolen in Coombe Road at about 2.50pm. He was released under investigation.

Detective Constable Steve Smith said: "We are investigating numerous offences and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this group of moped riders and may have footage of them.

"There were two mopeds involved in these incidents, both ridden by teenage boys who at times were not wearing crash helmets. The manner in which the mopeds were driven and the behaviour of those being carried on them is of concern."


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