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Police launch investigation after teenager victim of attempted robbery at knifepoint

Crime / Thu 16th May 2024 at 05:12pm

ESSEX Police has launched an investigation after a boy was confronted by two males with a knife.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of an attempted robbery in Harlow on Wednesday (15 May) evening.

It was reported two boys approached a 13 year-old boy in Little Brays at around 5.15pm and one of them showed the boy a knife.

The victim was able to call a family member who confronted the two boys, who then left the area.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/75730/24.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

“If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111”.

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14 Comments for Police launch investigation after teenager victim of attempted robbery at knifepoint:

Trace
2024-05-16 17:27:22

Poor kid, nobody should go through this experience, let alone a 13 year old.

Bobbog
2024-05-16 18:36:57

What stuff of value would a 13 year old have for these dirtbags want to rob

John Sunderland
2024-05-16 19:22:03

No description again, so helpful!

Resident
2024-05-16 19:51:51

Bobbog most kids have phones. What a sad world we are living in that you can't walk about in safety.

Pedro
2024-05-16 21:43:21

Why oh why are we not given full descriptions of attackers these days, Surely a full description including ethnicity would help to catch perpetrators, it would also help to stop assumptions

Concerned
2024-05-16 22:13:32

If you go on harlow spotted all info on there inc dad who took knife and previous videos of who the boys are

Description
2024-05-17 07:53:12

There are videos on Facebook. They are small skinny and white, in tracksuits with man bags and vapes. Basically 99% of kids these days. They would snap if you made them jump. What's wrong with thes kids? It's all vapes, CO2 and spice. I remember when I was a kid we didn't carry knifes and smoked fags and did proper drugs like pills and coke. The world's gone soft.

Me, Harlow
2024-05-17 08:52:07

Pedro, the only person who is full of assumptions is you, going by your many posts on Your Harlow crimes, prattling on about their ethnicity. Am sure the police would put out statements when it is needed.

Dan
2024-05-17 10:01:23

The kids name was Dexter Armstrong everyone knows already 11 years old his parents should control him but they just as bad druggys

Dad
2024-05-17 12:26:40

More like Poindexter Armsweak!

Harlow lifer
2024-05-17 15:18:19

Cant blame people for moving out of the town!!

leeanne
2024-05-19 00:52:01

dan you mug

Dan
2024-05-19 15:28:44

Leeanne what for? Warning other parents so they can keep their kids safe ?

Dean Wilson.
2024-05-20 09:00:17

Description, stop talking mate. Your boomerishness is shining through lmao. Vapes and CO2 is causing violence? Are you mental? The reason is drugs. Not Vape pens.

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