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Witnesses are sought after Kent Police received reports that a boy had been robbed in a park in Gillingham.
At around 4.15pm on Saturday 4 March 2023, the victim and a friend were walking in the Great Lines when they were approached by two teenage boys.
It is alleged that one suspect held the victim, while the other threatened him with a red-handled bladed weapon and stole his phone. The teenagers are reported to have fled the scene when they were disturbed by a passing member of the public.
Both suspects were wearing black balaclavas and are described as being around 16 years old. One was white, around five feet and eleven inches tall, with ginger hair. He was wearing a light-coloured hooded top and grey jogging bottoms. The other was described as mixed race and was wearing a blue coat, dark blue jogging bottoms, and rainbow-tinted glasses.
Officers are seeking witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the investigation. Residents with CCTV living near the Great Lines or drivers with dashcam footage who were in the area at the time, are also asked to check for relevant footage.
Anyone with information should call the Medway appeal line on 01634 792209, quoting crime reference 46/40832/23. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form on their website.