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Two teenagers arrested in connection with Luton attempted knifepoint robberies

7 May 2021

Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a number of attempted knifepoint robberies that were reported to have happened in various areas of Luton on Tuesday (4 May).

Between 4pm and 7pm, police received three separate reports of two boys approaching people in and around Whipperley Ring, Long Croft Road and Hatters Way, threatening them with what was believed to be a knife, and demanding their mobile phones. 

Two teenage boys from Luton aged 14 and 15 were identified and arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery. 

The 14-year-old boy is currently in police custody for questioning and the 15-year-old boy has been released on bail.

PC Jim McKeane, from our Crime Investigation Team, said: “We understand these incidents will be concerning to the local community, so I hope that these arrests, along with increased patrols in the area, have provided some reassurance. 

“We are doing all we can to establish the facts of each of these attempted robberies, and are asking anyone who may have seen anything, or motorists who were driving along any of these roads between the stated times and who may have dash cam footage, to please come forward.” 

Anyone with information can contact police by visiting our report it page or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 272 of 4 May.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you have been affected by crime you can contact Signpost for free and confidential support, whether the crime has been reported to the police or not. For further information or to get in contact, visit signpostforbedfordshire or call 0800 0282 887


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