MORNINGTON Police are investigating the alleged robbery of a 16-year-old boy in broad daylight near Main Street, Mornington, two weeks ago.
The teenager told police he was walking into the Mornington town centre with three friends when they noticed a man standing beside a red Hyundai i30 near Main Street around 7pm. The man allegedly threatened the group with a knife and demanded their phones.
The 16-year-old surrendered his phone while the other three refused, and the alleged offender then fled the scene travelling toward the Nepean Highway.
The friend – who did not want to be named – said the 16-year-old victim was traumatised.
“He was really shaken by this, he was so scared and just handed over his phone because he didn’t know what they would do,” the friend said.
“It’s unbelievable that this could happen in broad daylight just streets away from the main shops, so it’s both a warning to others to be careful, and perhaps more community awareness and CCTV could deter people from doing this – if they knew there were eyes on them they would think twice.”
Investigations remain ongoing and police are urging anyone who witnessed or has information on the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.