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Police are looking for a youth and his accomplice who have carried out three robberies and attempted robberies in March - two of which were on the same victim.

The first attempt occured on Tuesday 1 March at 3.45pm near Chiswick Community School on Burlington Lane. Two suspects approached a 13 year old schoolboy and demanded his gold chain, saying "Take it off before I rip it off" and threatening to use a gun. The 13 year old refused, saying that the chain had been a gift from his father.

A week later, at 4.15pm on Tuesday 8th March the same victim was approached from behind by one suspect riding a yellow and blue mountain bike. The suspect asked "Do you live around here? My little brother's been jacked for his phone, I'm going to search you" before searching the victim and taking £5.

Twenty minutes later two suspects approached a 15 year old Latymer Upper student at the junction of Staveley Road and Chatsworth Road and asked him "Do you have a phone?" before intimating that he had a weapon, whereupon the student handed over his phone.

Police believe that the three incidents are linked and are looking for the following suspects:

A black male aged 14-16, 6 ft tall, small moustache, wearing a puffa jacket and a black/asian male aged 14-16, 5'4 - 5'8" of a chubby build.

If you have any information which you believe may be relevant to this crime cal PC Caroline Keller on 020 8247 5940.

March 23, 2005