Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Leighton Buzzard are appealing for a girl to come forward who helped the victim.
The incident happened on Monday, June 30 at 9.20pm in an alley close to the Tesco
Express in Aries Court.
The 18 year old victim had been to the cashpoint and then in to the Tesco store before walking home.
As he left the shop he was followed in to an alley by a group of boys and girls.
One of the group demanded the victim hand over his mobile and when the victim refused he was punched in the face and kicked as he fell to the floor.
Detective Constable Gill Cowley, investigating, is keen to trace one of the girls in the group who stopped the assault.
DC Cowley said: “The victim has been left shocked and bruised by the experience but the offender did not get away with any property.
“I would urge the girl who helped the victim to come forward and help with this investigation.
“I am also keen to trace any other members of the public who witnessed this incident to also contact the police, in confidence.”
Anyone with information about this crime can contact DC Cowley, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394471, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on 0800 555 111.