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We are investigating a robbery in Westcliff where a 10 year-old boy was targeted.
It happened in Chalkwell Park at around 2.3pm yesterday (Saturday 4 February).
The victim was with a friend when they were approached by two people, described as teenager boys, who demanded money from him.
The victim reported seeing a knife in the pocket of one and he handed over a small amount of cash.
One of the teenagers is described as white, aged 14 or 15, 5ft 8ins tall and slim.
He has been described as wearing a balaclava that covered his whole face except for his eyes, a black tracksuit with red stripes down it, and black sliders.
The second teenager is described as white, 5ft 6ins or 5ft 7ins tall, slim, with curly brown or black hair.
We know this incident is likely to cause concern and additional high visibility patrols have been taking place in the area since the incident took place.
If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.
Please quote the crime reference number 42/20963/23
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