Two children were assaulted during a robbery in Truro on Tuesday (August 20).

The incident happened at around 4.30pm on a footpath near Trelawney Road.

A 12-year-old boy was assaulted by an unknown male before having his wallet stolen which contained cash. The male then assaulted the boy’s brother.

DC Matt Cobb said: “This was a nasty incident and we are asking the public to get in touch if you have any information to help with our investigation.

“The suspect is described as white, aged 15-years-old to 16-years-old, tall with a skinny build. He was wearing a black hoody, black jeans and grey Nike trainers with a white tick logo.

“The suspect had grey gloves and had a brown mark which could possibly be a bruise to the right cheekbone.”

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the suspect or has any more information to contact them via or by calling 101 quoting CR/075458/19 for the attention of DC 5172 Matt COBB.