A BOY, 15, was accosted at Southland shopping centre by two youths and told to hand over his pocket money 9am, Saturday 17 September. When the boy said he didn’t have any he was told he would have to steal alcohol for them.
The boy, who was with his younger brother and a friend, said he was grabbed by the shoulder and forced up against the wall by the youths described as Caucasian, aged 15-16, one wearing a white Adidas hoodie and the other wearing a dark blue jumper without logos.
The boy escaped but was then followed by the youths until he managed to lose them while hiding in a gaming arcade for 20 minutes. After bumping into a friend and his father he was able to report the incident to centre management.
Anyone who saw the youths is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.