Son of Romford Shopping Hall marketing manager robbed at knifepoint
PUBLISHED: 15:30 19 July 2017
A mother has urged young people to extra care while going about their daily lives after her son and his friend was mugged last week.
Billy Fitzgibbons, 18, son of Romford Shopping Hall’s sales and marketing manager Michelle Fitzgibbons, was walking down Cedar Road, Romford, after a night out with his friend, also 18.
They were suddenly approached by two men, one white and the other black, both aged around 20.
Michelle said: “My son was mugged at knife point on Cedar Road.
“Two guys got out a car, wearing dust mask and demanded my son and his friend empty their pockets.
“My son’s new iPhone, less than 24-hours out the box was taken and a watch bought for his 18th birthday and his friend’s Rolex.”
“The police have been really good, they were there within minutes.”
A police spokesman said: “We were called at 11.40pm. One of the suspects was holding a knife. The two victims handed over the valuables, and then left the scene.
“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”
Michelle continued: “The two boys were really shook up. You read about things but we you don’t expect it to happen on your doorstep.”
Urging young people to take care, she added: “If kids are going out stay in a group and go home together.
“Keep your eyes and ears open to the things and don’t have anything on show.”
Call police on 101 with information.