Teenagers from Upminster and Woodford Green arrested on suspicion of robbery

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

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

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.