Youths threatened with knife during robbery in Redditch

TWO youths were threatened with a knife during a robbery in Redditch.

It happened at about 8pm on Friday, March 21.

The victims, aged 14 and 15, were sitting in the bus shelter at the bottom of Easemore Road, near the junction of Dolphin Road.

They were approached by two young men who demanded their phones.

One of the offenders brandished a knife and both victims handed over their phones, a Blackberry and a Samsung Galaxy, each worth £400.

During the robbery, one of the offenders pressed the knife against the thigh of one of the victims.

They fled towards the area known as Five Tunnels.

The offenders were in their late teens.

The first was of mixed race, about 5ft 11ins to 6ft tall, of skinny build, and wearing a dark green coloured parka-style jacket which had a fur hood worn over his head and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms. He spoke with a Birmingham accent.

The second offender was white, about 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall, and wearing a black hooded top or jacket with a hood worn over his head and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms. He had a Redditch or Birmingham accent.

There was a third person who stood across the road. He was white, also in his late teens, of medium build, and wearing cream or white tracksuit top and bottoms.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Detective Constable Jordan Baker on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 663-s-210314 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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