Knife-wielding Kettering gang rob teenager

They punched him and threatened him with weapons

Friday, 24th January 2020, 3:24 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 3:26 pm

A gang of boys robbed a teenager in Kettering after threatening him with kitchen knives.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the armed robbery in Thurston Drive at about 7pm on Monday (January 20).

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was cycling when he was approached by three other boys.

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Police are investigating

A police spokesman said: "They knocked him to the ground, punched him to the face and threatened him with weapons, namely what looked like kitchen knives."

The victim was searched for valuables and his bicycle was stolen as he lay on the ground.

No descriptions of the three robbers were available at this stage.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.