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Teenagers mugged at knifepoint in wood

PUBLISHED: 10:29 03 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:29 03 August 2019

Essex Police are investigating the knifepoint robbery of two boys in Rowhedge, in Colchester. Picture: ARCHANT

Essex Police are investigating the knifepoint robbery of two boys in Rowhedge, in Colchester. Picture: ARCHANT

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Two boys have been left shaken after a group of teenagers mugged them at knifepoint.

It happened in a wooded area in Rowhedge, near Colchester, just before 10.30pm on Thursday, August 1.

The two boys are said to have been approached by a group of boys in their mid-teens, who were armed with a knife.

An iPhone 6 and an iPhone 8, as well as quantity of cash, were stolen.

The boys left the scene unharmed but were left shaken by the incident.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Detectives are investigating following the knifepoint robbery of two teenage boys in Rowhedge.

"The victims were threatened with a knife, and cash and an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 8 were stolen. The pair were unharmed but, understandably, shaken by the incident.

"Our enquiries are ongoing."

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