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Teenager threatened with gun at Atherton bus stop
9:21am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A TEENAGER has been left badly shaken after being threatened with a gun in Atherton.
Matthew Hunt, aged 18, was waiting at a bus stop outside Boots on Market Street when he noticed a man on a bike and talking aggressively on his mobile phone on Saturday at around 7.40pm.
The offender called Matthew over, claimed he had a gun and demanded money and Matthews’ mobile phone before cycling up Market Street towards the church.
Matthews’ mum Sandra said: “He has been left shaken by it. He doesn’t want to go out on his own anymore which is not like him at all, he used to go out everyday. He is going to university in Liverpool next week and he still wants to go but he is a bit more nervous than he was.”
The mugger is described as being white, slightly tanned, of medium build and around 6ft tall. He was wearing a white top, blue shorts, a blue baseball cap and was riding a mountain bike. He spoke with a local accent.
Detective Constable Andy Partington said: “The way the offender acted and spoke intimidated his victim, particularly when the man said he had a weapon. Although one was not seen, the teenager was frightened and did as he was told.
“I would ask anyone who may have seen this man, initially riding his bike from the bottom Market Street in the general direction of Leigh Road, to contact police.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7321 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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