Teen mugged at bus stop

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A MUGGER who bragged he was armed stole money from a teenager who was standing at a bus stop.

The 18-year-old victim was waiting for a bus in Atherton when he noticed a man riding a bike on the other side of the road talking aggressively on a mobile phone at around 7.40pm on Saturday September 7.

The offender then called his victim, who was standing on Market Street close to the Boots store, across to him, demanding money and claiming he possessed a weapon.

The offender then stole money and demanded the teenager’s mobile phone before riding the bicycle up Market Street in the direction of the church.

Police said the offender was white, slightly tanned, around six feet tall, of medium build and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a white top, blue shorts and a blue baseball cap and rode a mountain bike.

Detective Constable Andy Partington from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: “The way the offender acted and spoke intimidated his victim, particularly when the man said he had a weapon. Although one was not seen, the teenager was frightened and did as he was told.

“I would ask anyone who may have seen this man, initially riding his bike from the bottom Market Street in the general direction of Leigh Road, to contact police.”

Call 0161 856 7321 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.