Scooter stolen in Southend

Police are investigating a robbery in which a teenager’s electric scooter was stolen and are looking to speak to witnesses.

The 16-year-old boy was approached by two men in an alleyway between Short Street and Kenway, Southend, at 11.40am on Tuesday July 7.

One of them had a knife and he took the black Xiaomi scooter, riding it off towards Kenway.

His accomplice rode off on a black Carrera mountain bike.

They were last seen turning into Sutton Road.

Police have been carrying out enquiries including reviewing CCTV. They are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, and anyone in the Short Street, Kenway and Sutton Road area who has CCTV footage or saw men matching the description of the suspects.

The man with a knife was described as black, more than 6ft tall and of athletic build. He wore a black tracksuit and one white elastic glove.

He wore a black du-rag over his head.

The second man, who was riding the mountain bike, was described as white, of slim build and had black hair. He wore a black puffa jacket.

Call Southend CID on 101 quoting reference 42/100215/20.

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Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or


Mick Ferris

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