A MUM is buying her children panic alarms after her son was robbed twice in less than two years. 

The woman’s 13-year-old son was threatened with a knife and had his Apple AirPods stolen on Sunday in Laindon, after also being targeted at Laindon Station in March last year. 

The mum, 39, who asked to remain anonymous to protect her son, will now be buying him a panic alarm to carry, as well as buying one for her 12-year-old son. 

The mum said: “He was at the corner of Laindon Link and Great Knightleys when it happened.

"The teen lifted his jumper to show a knife in his trousers, and said ‘now what’s in your pockets?’ The knife had a black handle about four inches long, with a rainbow blade about an inch thick.

“He gave over his AirPods so he pedalled home on his bike as fast as he could.”

The family have been shaken by the incident, with the mum now insisting the boys must both carry the alarms when out alone or with friends. 

She added: “I felt sick to my stomach when I heard, worrying that it could have been a totally different outcome. 

“I’m angry that my son can’t go about his business without someone thinking they can just help themselves to his belongings- he is really shaken up. This is the second time this has happened.

"I will be getting my two boys panic alarms that they can carry which will make me feel a tad better.

“He is very lucky and knows that it could’ve been worse, we can always replace items.”

The mum, who lives on the Five Links estate, fears that thugs are now taking advantage of wearing face coverings as a way of hiding their identity as they commit crimes. 

She continued: "I think there are certain individuals taking advantage of the rules of having to wear face coverings.

"My son isn’t the first and won’t be the last to suffer as a result of this. But the reason for this rule is a valid one."

Police are still appealing for information following the robbery on Sunday. 

The suspect had on a black tracksuit, was white with green eyes and was wearing black Nike air forces and a black ski mask.

Call 101 with information quoting 42/169610/20.