Robber makes off with £25 after threatening teenager in Northampton town centre

Thief told 18-year-old victim: 'hand over cash or I'll stab you'

By Kevin Nicholls
Thursday, 20th February 2020, 10:15 am
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 10:17 am

A man made off with £25 after pinning a teenager against a wall and threatening to stab him in the early hours of this morning in Northampton.

Detectives say a second man stood and watched the town centre robbery at about 2.15am today (Thursday February 20) in Bridge Street.

The 18-year-old victim – who was on a night out in the town – was approached by another man close to the Lloyds cash point.

Police are investigating a robbery in Northampton town centre this morning

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "The man pinned the teenager against a wall and threatened to stab him if he didn’t hand over his cash.

"Although no knife was seen, he handed over £25 in cash.

"The offender is described as a black man, in his early 20s, about 6ft, of a slim build with dreadlocks. He was wearing a red shirt with a dark top underneath and dark jeans.

"A second man, who was with the offender, stood and watched the robbery. He is described as being of dual-heritage, also in his early 20s, about 6ft, of a heavy build with short shaven hair. He was wearing a black puffa-style jacket.

The robbery took place close to Lloyds Bank cashpoint in Bridge Street

"We would ask if anyone has information or may have witnessed this incident, please call us on 101 quoting reference number 20000097422."