Teenage boy arrested after doctor robbed on way to hospital

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery last night, after several offences in Harlow town centre last night (Wednesday), including the robbery of a doctor on their way to hospital.

The first victim, the doctor, was approached at the Lloyd’s cash point in Market Square, Harlow, at around 9.25pm.

Three people, two on foot, and one on a bicycle, demanded that he take money out for them. They escorted him to another cash point and withdrew a two-figure sum of cash before returning the bank card to the victim.

At around 9.50pm, the second victim was approached outside McDonalds on Broad Walk. He was approached by a person riding a bike, with two people on foot behind them, and asked for a cigarette and then for money. The victim refused and, fearing he was about to be harmed, ran from the group.

Shortly after 10.15pm, a third victim was approached on Fifth Avenue. Three people threatened to stab him, but he managed to get away unharmed and report the incident.

A 14-year-old local boy was arrested this morning, Thursday 26 March, but police are working to identify the other two people who may have been involved in the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call Harlow CID on 101 and quote the crime reference number 42/46217/20.

Alternatively, you can speak to Crimestoppers 100% anonymously.

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