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Teenagers from Upminster and Woodford Green arrested on suspicion of robbery

PUBLISHED: 16:49 11 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:51 11 April 2019

Teenagers from Upminster and Woodford Green arrested on suspicion of robbery. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA

Teenagers from Upminster and Woodford Green arrested on suspicion of robbery. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA

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Two teenagers from Upminster and Woodford Green have been arrested on suspicion of robbery after reports expensive coats were being targeted in Brentwood.

A group of teenagers allegedly stole a Canada Goose and a dark green Prada coat from two teenagers near the Baytree Centre in Coptfold Road, Brentwood just before 6.30pm on April 5.

Police were also called to reports that a boy had been threatened with a knife in Shenfield Road, and his grey Canada Goose coat was stolen.

Passers-by intervened and a hat, which had also been taken, was recovered.

A total of six teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. One of the boys, a 16-year-old from Upminster was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

In addition, a 14-year-old from Woodford Green was also arrested for failing to appear at court.

The teenagers remain in custody as police enquiries continue.

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