Bungling burglars spark search after posing for mannequin challenge

Police who released footage of a ‘mannequin challenge’ as part of a theft investigation are still searching for the final suspect.

Roger Bosion, 20 of no fixed address, is wanted in connection with two robberies in Salford.

On the 16th November last year, a man was attacked on the street in Salford, Greater Manchester by two men.

The men had pulled up in a blue Ford Focus before stealing the victims gold-coloured iPhone 5s.

Just five minutes later, a separate robbery took place outside the Salford Royal Hospital where a man was approached by three men who grabbed and dragged him to the floor before taking his Samsung S7 Edge phone.

The culprits demanded the password to the phones before driving off in both incidents.

Later that day, police officers stopped the Focus car on Deansgate, Manchester City Centre and arrested the 22-year-old driver, Roger Bosion.

A search of the vehicle found a Samsung S7 Edge, a number of other mobile phones and debit cards.

A ‘mannequin challenge’ style video that police believe was taken both before and after the attacks had taken place was found on one of the phones seized.

The viral craze ‘mannequin challenge’ involves standing in the same position while a video moves between different people.

In the video police released, the suspects are seen around a blue Focus with shocked poses. Two of the men are seen to be ‘playing football’ and others are in the car, including one using a phone.

Greater Manchester Police have now released a picture of Boison in the hope of tracking him down.

He is known to have links to Spain but may be in the London area.

Already, the force have arrested a 17-year-old boy and two men aged 19 and 20 on suspicion of robbery. They have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

Two men aged 19 and 20 and a 16-year-old boy have been eliminated from enquiries.

Detective Constable Allan Barker of GMP’s Salford Borough, said: “These two robberies happened in such quick succession that there was no regard for the safety of the victims who were left shaken, upset and terrified.

“We have been following a number of enquiries but we have not yet been able to identify those responsible so it is imperative that we speak to the group of people in the footage to be able to move forward with the investigation.

“Boison is actively evading police arrest and may be in London or the surrounding areas.

“If anyone knows where he is or if anyone has seen him, please get in contact with us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5361 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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