Boy ‘robbed at knife­point’

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Metropoli­tan Po­lice has launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the al­leged knife-point rob­bery of a group of chil­dren out­side Sains­bury’s in South Ruis­lip.

An ap­peal for wit­nesses has been launched after the ter­ri­fy­ing or­deal that hap­pened be­tween 5.30pm and 6pm on Thurs­day (Novem­ber 24).

The mum of one of the vic­tims said her 12-year-old son is scared to leave the house after he was ap­proached by a gang of three males and two girls who de­manded their coats be­fore pulling out a knife.

A state­ment from the po­lice said: “Po­lice in Hilling­don are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the rob­bery of a 12-year-old boy. The sus­pects are re­ported to be a group made up of around three males and two fe­males; all de­scribed as black and aged mid to late teens.”

Speak­ing after the in­ci­dent last week, the mother of the vic­tim, who asked the Gazette not to name her or her son, said: “There were lots of peo­ple walk­ing past. It was brazen.

“They put their arms around their heads so it looked like they were their friends, but they said ‘we’re go­ing to rob you blud.’

“They said if they talked they would go to their school and stab one of the boys.

“It makes my blood boil. Some­one could have been stabbed last night.

“Last night he was very quiet. When he got up to­day he said he’s not go­ing out any­more.

“It’s got to stop or some­thing ter­ri­ble will hap­pen.”

No ar­rests have been made in this case and po­lice say en­quiries con­tinue. Wit­nesses are asked to call po­lice on 101.

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