THREE more people have been arrested in connection with an alleged robbery near a Verwood supermarket.
Dorset Police detectives have are investigating an incident between 2pm and 2.30pm on Monday, October 23, which saw the victim – a 15-year-old boy – reportedly assaulted by a group of four teenage boys in the forest behind Morrisons, in Chiltern Drive.
“It was alleged that the offenders stole the victim’s coat, jumper and jewellery,” police spokesperson said. “One of the boys was reportedly in possession of a knife.
“The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his face and shoulder.”
A 15-year-old boy from Verwood was previously arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on police bail.
Now, three further local boys – aged 11, 12 and 13 – have also been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
The 11-year-old was released under investigation and the 12- and 13-year-olds were released on police bail.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information relating to the incident to contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230168398. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously via Crimestoppers-uk.org, or by calling 0800 555 111.