Teenagers mugged at knifepoint in wood

Essex Police are investigating the knifepoint robbery of two boys in Rowhedge, in Colchester. Pictur

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

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.


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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.

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"Our enquiries are ongoing."

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