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Knife wielding teenagers wearing balaclavas sought by police following robbery in Gerrards Cross

| February 21, 2017

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a robbery in Gerrards Cross.

The robbery occurred at about 1.30pm on Saturday 18th February 2017. The victim, an 18 year old man, was walking across East Common in Gerrards Cross towards the town centre when he was approached by two teenage boys one of whom pulled out a kitchen knife and shouted at the victim to hand over his bag.

A verbal altercation followed and the two offenders picked up some large sticks from the ground and repeatedly hit the victim over the head and upper body. The victim received a deep cut to his forehead, which required stitches, he was taken to Wexham Park Hospital for treatment.

The offenders are aged around 14 to 15 years old and described as mixed race. Both wore dark clothing and balaclavas or similar head coverings.

Det Con Richard Bates, of Local CID based at Taplow police base, said: ‘This is a shocking incident involving two young offenders, who ran off empty handed leaving the victim bleeding and obviously shaken.

It is believed there were members of public in the area at around the time of the incident and I would like to appeal to those persons, or anyone who has information, to contact me via the 24-hour non-emergency Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting the incident number 43170049503.

Anyone who does not want to speak directly to the police is advised to call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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