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Teenager arrested in connection with Richmond Park bike robberies

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Teenager arrested in connection with Richmond Park bike robberies

Officers investigating a spate of bike robberies in the Richmond Park area have arrested a 16-year-old boy.

He was arrested on Friday, 15 October on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and allowing to be carried in a stolen vehicle.

He was subsequently charged with offences related to a separate investigation. He remains under investigation for the offences relating to the robberies.

At 16:01hrs on Thursday, 7 October, police were called to reports of a robbery near to the Roehampton Gate entrance. A man in his 30s was approached by four males travelling on two mopeds who pushed him from his bike, causing minor injuries. They threatened him with a machete before taking the bike and riding away from the area.

At around 17:00hrs on Monday, 11 October, a man in his 30s was knocked from his bike by two males travelling on a moped who then stole his bike in Danebury Avenue, SW15. He was also threatened with a machete. He suffered minor injuries as a result of the fall from his bike.

At around the same time a man in his 50s was pushed from his bike in Roehampton Lane. He was approached by two males on a moped. No injuries were reported.

Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5103/07OCT.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.