Teenagers robbed at knifepoint in Leigh-on-Sea

Police are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery in Leigh-on-Sea on Monday April 3.

Officers were called to Leigh Library Gardens on Broadway West shortly after 6pm on Monday.

Two teenage victims were in the gardens when they were approached by a group of men wearing balaclavas. The men threatened one of the boys with a knife and assaulted the two victims before stealing bags and hats.

It is believed that there were a number of members of the public in the gardens at the time and police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this robbery to contact them.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can inform police by submitting a report at www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively you can call 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 668 of April 4.

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Mick Ferris

Editor Email: mickferris@yellowad.co.uk