Greater police presence after another teen is robbed at knifepoint

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Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed at knifepoint on Sunday evening (30 June).

The victim was targeted in Larkway off Brickhill Drive at around 8.35pm last night (Sunday).

He and two friends were walking home when the three suspects blocked their path.

One of them put their arm around the shoulder of the victim while the other offenders went off with his two friends.

The victim was then threatened with a knife and had his bag, phone and wallet stolen. The three suspects then ran off towards Bedford Park.

The offenders are described as three black men in their teens or early 20s.

One is described as tall and wearing a pale grey hoodie.

Another suspect is described as tall and stocky and wearing a pale hoodie, with a white and black scarf covering his face.

The third man was carrying a black rucksack.

Detective Inspector Janine Graham, investigating, said: “We will not stand for this threat of violence on the streets of our town.

“Officers will be carrying out patrols across Bedford over the coming days, and we are determined to bring those responsible for this to justice.

“If anyone was in the area at the time, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage which could help our investigation, please get in contact.”

The robbery comes just days after two other knife point robberies in town, although this latest one is not thought to be connected.

Read: Appeal for witnesses after teens targeted in Bedford

Anyone with any information can contact police on 101 or visit the online reporting centre on the force website, quoting reference 40/37387/19.

You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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