A TEENAGER was punched and kicked to the ground and had his phone stolen from him in an evening attack.

The 15-year-old boy was robbed on Merlin Way in Hartlepool at around 7pm on January 29 after being approached by three males.

One of them punched and kicked him to the ground.

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Following the attack, the three males took the victim’s iPhone 6s and then made off across the field towards the Throston Grange estate.

One of them was wearing a distinctive red Armani bomber jacket and another was wearing black Nike trainers with a reflective band around them which lit up.

As a result of the robbery, the victim received minor injuries.

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Laura Baker on 101, quoting event number 017338, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or