• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Men stab boy in mobile phone theft

Two men stabbed a teenager in the chest and stole his mobile phone.

The 16-year-old victim was walking in Bishopbriggs Park, East Dunbartonshire at around 7.30pm on Monday when he was approached by the two men, police said.

One threatened the boy with a knife and demanded his phone. He then stabbed him and the pair ran off with the mobile.

The boy was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment and was later released, Strathclyde Police said.

Both men were white and aged around 19-20. One was 5ft 9in and slim. He was wearing a grey hooded top and black woollen hat.

The other was wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit and had a dog on a lead.

They ran off in the direction of Kirkintilloch Road. Initial police inquiries have found that they may have been in Tofthill Avenue and Stirling Drive, Bishopbriggs after the robbery.

A spokesman said officers were carrying out door-to-door inquiries in these areas.

Detective Constable Steven Gault said: "This park is popular with the local community, with people out running and people walking their dogs. I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the park around the time of the incident to get in touch.

"If you have any information or knowledge, please do get in touch with us."

Contextual targeting label: 
Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.