Two 17-year-old boys were robbed at knifepoint in Stanmore yesterday afternoon (22 May).
The incident happened in Bentley Priory in broad daylight at around 5:25pm. The pair were approached by youths and threatened with a knife before having their bikes and mobile phones stolen. No arrests have been made as of yet in relation to this.
Asha Mitra, the mother of one of the victims said: “Warning for All Stanmore and Bushey Heath & surrounding areas!!! My 17 year old son and his friend were mugged by knifepoint in Stanmore Deer Park.
“A gang of x6 whites youths with Eastern European accents stole their bikes and phones and two of the robbers wore masks. They held a knife to the throat of my sons friend. They were all dressed in black.
“The boys are fine. If you see a group of youths behaving odd with x2 bikes in the area please inform the police. Thank you all for your kind messages. Please ask your kids to be extra vigilant especially now that it’s half term!. Lockdown has eased so many of the older children are out, please make sure your children are not alone”.
“Later the phone that was stolen was seen on snapchat maps near the Cannons Park/Honeypot Lane junction. So maybe the robbers live near that area”.
A Met Police spokesperson told Harrow Online: “Police were contacted at around 17:25hrs on Friday, 22 May following reports of a knifepoint robbery in the Bentley Prior nature area, Kerry Avenue.
“The victims, two 17-year-old boys, were on their bikes in the park at around 15:00hrs when they were approached and threatened with a knife by two other youths.
“Their bikes were stolen and the victims fled. They returned home and alerted their parents, who called police.
“At this stage there have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”