THREE teenagers, including a 15-year-old girl, have been arrested in connection with a violent gang robbery which was recorded on a mobile phone.
The footage was sent by the perpetrators to school friends before finding its way to a Winsford police officer. Three of the people caught on camera have now been identified.
But Insp Dave Snasdell is appealing for information so they can identify the victim and the remaining attackers.
He told the Chronicle: “This week three suspects have been arrested on suspicion of a robbery on the old High Street.
“An unidentified white male, believed to be approximately 25-years-old, was punched numerous times to the face and body and knocked to the ground, with cash being taken from him.
“The offenders recorded the assault on a mobile phone and then distributed video messages to their friends. The incident came to our attention when the message was forwarded to a local officer and involves three males and two females all in their teens.
He added: “We have arrested a 19-year-old male, a 14-year old-male and a 15-year-old female in connection with the incident, but need help in identifying the two other offenders.
“We would also urge the victim to make himself known to us.”
The incident occurred three to four weeks ago in the evening.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer 01244 612577, or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.