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Teenagers questioned over assault and theft of electric scooter in Skipton

Police investigating an electric scooter robbery in Skipton have arrested two Bradford boys.

The black OneScooter EX5S scooter, which has ‘X27’ on the bottom suspension body-panel in white, was taken from Broughton Road between 3.30pm and 3.45pm on Wednesday 30th November.

The victim, who is aged in his late teens, was allegedly assaulted before the two suspects wearing balaclavas made off with the scooter.

Following enquiries, two boys from the Bradford were arrested on suspicion of robbery. A 14-year-old was questioned and released under investigation on Saturday (3rd December), and a 16-year-old was arrested by West Yorkshire Police during the early hours of Monday (5th December). He was also released under investigation.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information about the robbery, including help to locate and recover the scooter.

If you saw the incident or spotted an electric scooter being ridden by two youths wearing balaclavas in the Broughton Road area of Skipton last Wednesday afternoon, or you know where the scooter is, you are asked to come forward as soon as possible.

You can call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Emily Hewitson. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12220212213 when providing details.

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