Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that a 16-year-old boy from Basingstoke has been charged with attempted robbery on another 16 year old boy last Friday (January 24). 

The suspect was also charged with assaulting a police officer and causing criminal damage to the windscreen of a police vehicle in Market Place, Basingstoke. 

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was remanded in custody to appear before Basingstoke Youth Court this morning (Monday, 27). 

Three other boys were arrested following an incident at the Top of Town and have since issueed an appeal for witnesses. 

Police are asking that anyone who was in the town centre at around 1pm on Friday, January 24 and witnessed anything suspicious to get in touch. 

Officers continue to investigate a series of robberies that have been ongoing since mid-January in various locations throughout Basingstoke. 

This follows the section 60 which was extended last week after 12 suspects were arrested in connection with robberies in four days. 

Neighbourhood Sergeant, Danny Templeton-Smith, said: "In direct response to this issue, greater measures were put in place. 

"These included targeted patrols, a visible police presence and powers to disperse those believed to be involved in anti-social behaviour." 

The victims have been young males in their mid to late teens or early 20s who are walking alone. 

One 14 year-old was previously charged with attempted robbery and assault and will appear before Basingstoke Youth Court on February 7. 

Sergeant Templeton-Smith, added: "We are asking people but particulary young men to continue to follow common sense advice and try to walk with friends or adults. 

"Don't be distracted by using a mobile phone or listening to music, walk in well-lit places and stick to routes where there are lots of other people. 

"If you can avoid it, don't make it obvious if you are carrying expensive gadgets. 

"We would like to reassure the community that there are increased patrols across the town. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to approach the officers." 

Police inquiries  are ongoing but if you have any information , get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference 44200029626. 

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

If you see a crime in progress, always call 999.