Two arrested in connection with robbery at knifepoint in Basildon

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Police arrested two men yesterday, just hours after a report of a knifepoint robbery in Basildon.

Officers were called to Repton Close at around 1:30pm on Monday August 8, following reports of a robbery where the victim had his electric bike stolen at knifepoint.

The victim was approached by two men and threatened before having his high-value bike stolen.

Officers including armed response officers were deployed and drones were lifted to determine the location of suspects.

A short while later, a man in possession of two electric bikes and matching the description of one of the suspects was detained and arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Further to this, a second man was spotted by a member of the public hiding and was also arrested.

The two men, a 20-year-old and a 19 year-old remain in custody.

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