Havering police looking for phone snatchers in Hornchurch and Rainham

Police are investigating two cases of phone snatching that took place in Havering over the weekend.

On Saturday (October 6) at 4.30pm, a 25-year-old man was talking on his iPhone in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch.

A young man approached him, grabbed the phone and ran off. Police described the suspect as a black male aged between 16 and 18 of about 5’3”.

And at 9pm on Sunday (October 7) on Upminster Road North, near Rainham Cemetery, a 17-year-old was talking on his Blackberry when two men, described by police as black males aged both approximately 18, threatened him and forced him to hand it over.

If you have any information about either incident, call the police on 101.


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