A probe has been launched after two teenage boys were allegedly robbed in Romford.

The incident came to light on Saturday (January 13) when a 15-year-old boy attended an east London police station to report the alleged crime in the Liberty shopping centre. 

He and his friend, the Met Police said, were approached by two other boys who threatened to harm them before stealing a phone at around 1pm that day.

There have been no arrests, but the force said they are conducting enquiries.

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It comes after four boys arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery were bailed on January 9 after two alleged incidents in the Brewery shopping centre.

It is not known if the incidents are linked.

A Met Police spokesperson clarified that neither of the boys were injured in the January 13 incident.

They added: “However we know robbery has a significant impact on victims. An investigation is under way and officers are carrying out enquiries, including recovering CCTV from the shopping centre, to identify the people responsible."

Officers have urged anyone with information to call 101 quoting CAD 3373/13Jan.

Information can also be shared anonymously with the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.