Newport boy distraught after muggers steal his iPod

South Wales Argus: MUGGED: Daniel Farmer, whose birthday iPod was stolen, pictured with his mum Annette MUGGED: Daniel Farmer, whose birthday iPod was stolen, pictured with his mum Annette

A YOUNG boy was left shaken and upset after being mugged by two teenagers on bikes who stole his iPod.

Nine-year-old Daniel Farmer was walking home from a friend’s house on October 13, when a girl and boy approached him on Conway Road, near Beechwood Park, Newport, around 11.20am.

The girl asked if she could look at his white iPod and Daniel showed it to her.

But when he asked for it back she refused and the pair rode off. Daniel was unhurt.

The youngster started crying and a passer-by comforted him and called the police, who took him home.

Daniel’s mum Annette Farmer, said she is angry about the theft of the iPod, worth £165, and doesn’t want any other child to go through the same thing.

She said: “It was Daniel’s birthday present in July.

“He was really upset when it happened. It’s not about the iPod, It’s about what she’s done. I want her to apologise and realise she can’t walk up to children and take their property.”

Police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 101.

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2:31pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Cantankerous says...

Bring back the birch!
Bring back the birch! Cantankerous

2:41pm Wed 24 Oct 12

rhinestine says...

All too common in Newport and the UK this kind of thing. People don't care who they rob or attack anymore, the kids these days have no fear of commiting a crime as the punishment is not there.

I hope I am not in breach of the Argus terms and conditions by posting this!
All too common in Newport and the UK this kind of thing. People don't care who they rob or attack anymore, the kids these days have no fear of commiting a crime as the punishment is not there. I hope I am not in breach of the Argus terms and conditions by posting this! rhinestine

10:14pm Wed 24 Oct 12

chris227 says...

typical council house scum
typical council house scum chris227

8:30am Thu 25 Oct 12

cuvesboy says...

Typical council house scum/tenant.
I suppose that could be me , I was born in a prefab in lliswerry then went to live i]on the Gaer est , Never been in trouble with the police , always paid my way , Got married ,went to live at Bettws , all these places filled with good solid working class people , sso my question to chris227 is what is typical ?
Typical council house scum/tenant. I suppose that could be me , I was born in a prefab in lliswerry then went to live i]on the Gaer est , Never been in trouble with the police , always paid my way , Got married ,went to live at Bettws , all these places filled with good solid working class people , sso my question to chris227 is what is typical ? cuvesboy

2:03pm Thu 25 Oct 12

NakedDancer says...

This is a horrid thing to happen to anyone, especially a child.

I do wonder though why a 9 year old alone is carrying around anything worth £165 ?
This is a horrid thing to happen to anyone, especially a child. I do wonder though why a 9 year old alone is carrying around anything worth £165 ? NakedDancer

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