Police appeal after girls mugged for mobiles

News / Mon 28th Apr 2014 at 04:14pm

POLICE are appealing for information about a teenage girl who robbed three 11-year-old girls of their mobile phones. The victims were approached whilst they were walking in Tendring Road in Harlow between 2.25pm and 2.40pm on Saturday April 26.

Detective Mike Ferguson said: “The suspect has threatened the girls and then grabbed one of them and demanded her mobile phone. She has then taken her phone and the other girls were so scared they also handed over their phones.” A leopard print purse and cash were also taken. The phones stolen were two Blackberrys and an iPhone.

The suspect is described as white, aged 14 to 15 years old, and of slim to medium build, with blonde hair. She was wearing a black padded jacket with a belt and fur hood, black leggings, black trainers and spoke with a local accent. A teenage girl was arrested in connection with the investigation on Sunday April 27 and has been questioned and released on police bail.

DC Ferguson said: “This was a very scary incident for these three girls. If anyone has any information which could assist my enquires I would ask them to call me at Harlow police station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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