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Police seek witnesses to Hamilton CBD assault


Police seek witnesses to Hamilton CBD assault

Hamilton Police seeking a group of offenders following a theft and subsequent aggravated assault in the central city overnight are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson of the Hamilton CIB said Police were called to Anglesea St about 9.45pm.

"Our 25-year-old victim had been using his laptop while he waited for a bus at the Transport Centre when a male has rode up to him on a push bike and snatched his cell-phone.

"The victim chased the offender who dropped his push bike in the middle of Anglesea St and the victim grabbed him, demanding his phone back."

Mr Patterson said a struggle ensued during which four associates of the offender have entered the fray, attacking the victim as he struggled with his attackers in the middle of the street.

"Security camera footage shows a number of drivers swerving around the melee before a bus driver pulls up and he and members of the public come to the victim's aid.

"Arriving Police arrested the primary offender, a 15-year-old Hamilton youth while another 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old were located in a car park on nearby Barton St. This leaves two offenders unidentified and Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the attack or who has information on the identity of the offenders."

Mr Patterson said anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Daryl Smith on 07 858 6200, calls will be treated in confidence.

Alternatively, anyone with information not in a position to speak to investigators directly is encouraged to leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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