Harwich: Gang wielding sharpened crutch steals food from students

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- Credit: citizenside.com

A gang wielding a crutch with a sharpened point are wanted by police after they stole food and threatened a group of students.

Four male students, aged 17-18, were in the area of Main Road and Orwell Terrace in Harwich at around 6pm on Sunday.

They were then threatened by a gang of two men and two women. One of the men was carrying a crutch, which the victims said had a sharpened point at the end.

All four suspects were white and aged between 17-20. One man was dressed in a dark tracksuit with a grey scarf, and one woman wore a bright pink tracksuit.

They stole food items from the victims, who were otherwise unharmed.


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Anyone with information should contact DS Tim Coyles at Clacton CID on 101 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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