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Knife held against throats of victims during robbery in High Wycombe

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A robbery in High Wycombe has resulted in an appeal for witness by Thames Valley Police.

On Monday 18th March 2019, at around 8.00pm, four people were sitting on a wall in the alleyway between Jubilee Road and Green Street when they were approached by six boys who told them to get off the wall.

The four people got off the wall and two of them walked away from the area. The boys then grabbed hold of the other two individuals and proceeded to punch them, after which they held a knife against their throats and demanded that they handed over their items.

The victims handed over their possessions and the group of boys left. During the robbery three mobile phones, an e-cigarette, a charger, a pair of headphones and cash were taken. However nobody was injured during the incident.

The first offender is described as an Asian boy, around 5ft 4ins tall and of a medium build. He was wearing a black puffer jacket with brownish fur around the hood, light blue jeans and trainers which were grey and red on top with black on the sides and white soles.

The second offender is described as an Asian boy wearing a long sleeved hi-vis jacket.

The third offender is described as an Asian boy, aged around 16 to 19 years old, approximately 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall and of an average build, with black straight hair which was tied back in a small man-bun. He was wearing black trousers, a long sleeved grey hoody and black trainers.

The fourth offender is described as an Asian boy aged 16 to 17-years-old, approximately 5ft 7ins tall, slim, with curly black hair with a side parting. He was wearing a shiny silver thigh-length puffer coat down with black fur around the hood.

The fifth offender is described as an Asian boy, aged 16 to 17 years-old, approximately 5ft 5ins to5ft 9ins tall, slim build, with black hair styled to the right and a short black beard.He was wearing black-rimmed glasses and grey tracksuit bottoms.

There is no description of the sixth offender at this stage of the police investigation.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Frankie Keen, based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information that could help with this investigation to come forward.

This is a concerning incident and it is fortunate that no one was injured. We take incidents like this incredibly seriously and are pursuing a number of leads to ensure those involved are brought to justice.

You can get in touch using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43190083226. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police have arrested three 16 year old boys from High Wycombe on suspicion of robbery. All have been released under investigation.

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