The police have launched an investigation following a series of robberies in central Milton Keynes.

On August 31, three people were approached by a man who was seen with a knife riding an electric scooter who told them to hand items over to him.

The first person was approached at around 7.25pm by the Xscape building with the second person approved five minutes later on Avebury Boulevard.

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An hour later the third person was approached on the same road.

No one was injured during these incidents but a pair of wireless headphones were stolen.

The offender is described by police as a slim black man, around 6ft tall, and was wearing black clothing, a black face covering and had a man bag. 

Detective Constable Jo Hudson, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “We believe that these three robberies were committed by the same person and I am appealing for anyone who has any information about these incidents or, who may have seen someone fitting this description in the area of the Xscape building on Tuesday evening, to come forward.

 “If you have any information that may help with this investigation, please get in touch using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210391357. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.”