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A 16 year old boy was threatened with violence during a daylight robbery. 

The incident happened on Tuesday 3rd January 2006 at 14.50 whilst the young lad walked along Pumping Station Road in the Corney Reach riverside development.

The suspect stopped in front of the teenager and asked for a cigarette. On seeing his camera, the suspect began asking questions about it and started going through the victim's bag. The suspect then demanded that the victim hand over his Apple I-Pod and threatened him with assault unless he did so.

The items stolen during the robbery was an NEC mobile phone, a Nikon camera and an Apple I-Pod valued collectively at £750.

The suspect made off on a blue or silver bicycle.  He is described as half white, half oriental, 16 years old, 6’, dark bum fluff, medium build, big neck, wearing a dark blue zipped hoody, black tracksuit bottoms.

Any information to PC Shaz Malik in the Robbery Squad on 020 8247 5940 please.

January 4, 2006