Teenager threatened at knifepoint

A TEENAGER was threatened with a knife for his mobile phone in Southend.

The sixth form student was stood at a bus stop in Woodgrange Drive opposite Honiton Road when two men demanded his phone.

The victim refused to hand it over and the men ran off.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attempted robbery on Wednesday February 6 between 7.25am and 7.40am to get in touch.

The two men are described as white, aged 16 to 19, both of slim build and wearing dark clothing.

One of them had fair hair and the other dark. They were also pushing a supermarket shopping trolley with a large red and white checked bag inside which looked full.

Anyone who recognises the descriptions or who has information can contact Essex Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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9:30am Fri 8 Feb 13

perini says...

Should have stood under the purple flag!
Should have stood under the purple flag! perini
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3:23pm Fri 8 Feb 13

boyracer21 says...

Southend. The worst place in Essex by far, worse then Basildon.
Southend. The worst place in Essex by far, worse then Basildon. boyracer21
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6:22pm Fri 8 Feb 13

billericay boy says...

It was confirmed on the news this evening records are showing the most convictions are European nationals, lets see what happens when the romainan and Bulgaria are are aloud over legally, not saying that non uk residents did this crime.....
It was confirmed on the news this evening records are showing the most convictions are European nationals, lets see what happens when the romainan and Bulgaria are are aloud over legally, not saying that non uk residents did this crime..... billericay boy
  • Score: 3

2:43pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Probably standing there, the the £400 plus gizmo phone, showing the world he has one, next thing robbery.Try to remember to be discreet, you wouldn't walk around with a large wad of cash, remember the phones value...
Probably standing there, the the £400 plus gizmo phone, showing the world he has one, next thing robbery.Try to remember to be discreet, you wouldn't walk around with a large wad of cash, remember the phones value... Carnabackable
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Sun 10 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

always carry 2 phones...your fancy one and an old £5 Nokia, hand over the Nok in the event of a mugging, same goes with wallets, one contains your £370 and the other has a thick wod of Vietnamese Dong or Lira in.
always carry 2 phones...your fancy one and an old £5 Nokia, hand over the Nok in the event of a mugging, same goes with wallets, one contains your £370 and the other has a thick wod of Vietnamese Dong or Lira in. DogsMessInLeigh
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