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Arrest made over Colchester daylight double-robbery

PUBLISHED: 17:48 12 September 2018

The robberies happened within five minutes of each other. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The robberies happened within five minutes of each other. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A Harlesden teenager has been arrested in connection with two daylight robberies within five minutes of each other in Colchester.

The first victim, a 16-year-old boy, was robbed of his mobile phone and loose change in North Hill at 8.45am on Tuesday, September 11.

A second victim, a 17-year-old boy, was robbed of his mobile phone and wallet in Rawstorn Road just five minutes later.

Officers carried out a search of the area and a teenager from Harlesden was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of drugs with intent to supply.

The teenager, also 16 years old, id being held in custody and questioned by police.

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