Knife-point robbery in Rushden

Police are investigating after two teenagers were robbed at knife-point as they walked home from Rushden town centre
Police are investigating after two teenagers were robbed at knife-point as they walked home from Rushden town centre

Two teenagers were robbed at knife-point as they walked home from Rushden town centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery which happened at around midnight on Sunday, February 3, in the grassed area of Melloway Road, Rushden.

A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were walking home from the town centre when they were approached by two men.

The men asked the victims for directions to the nearest train station to Birmingham.

Both men then took out knives and held them at the victims’ throats, demanding they hand over their property.

Having taken their property, the offenders told the victims to walk away and not look back.

The victims were not seriously injured during the incident.

Both offenders are believed to have had fake Birmingham accents. Prior to the incident they were seen walking along Wellingborough Road, from Windmill Road.

They are also believed to have stopped in the gated area outside a house in Irchester Road, where they spoke with two or three people who came out of a house.

One of the offenders is described as white, 17 years of age, 5ft 7ins tall and of skinny build. He was wearing a multi-coloured hoodie, which had a repeating logo pattern, pulled around his face and also dark cotton gloves.

The second offender is described as white, 5ft 6ins to 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build, between 17 years old and early 20s, and wearing some kind of black hooded top with the hood up and shiny nylon-style black tracksuit bottoms.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.