Chelmsford: Teenager charged with four robberies after multiple incidents in city
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A thorough investigation has led officers to charge a teenager in Chelmsford with a number of robberies in the city centre.
We received reports of a robbery in Duke Street on 3 September, where two young people had their bikes, a phone and bank card taken by two suspects.
Then, on 14 October, another young person was robbed of their phone in Riverside Retail Park, Victoria Road, when a suspect threatened the victim with a sharp object.
On 10 November, another young person in Bellmead was grabbed by a suspect and robbed of a number of items, including a phone and bank card.
Following these incidents, a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of four robberies and one attempted robbery. He has now been charged with four counts of robbery and appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today, Saturday 18 November, and was remanded in custody pending a future court date.
Inspector Sam Girdlestone of the Chelmsford and Maldon community Policing Team said:
“These charges represent a huge amount of work from our officers and huge amount of bravery from the victims to speak to us and support our investigation. “One victim reported being threatened with a sharp object. Driving down knife crime is one of our biggest priorities as police officers – the work my team in Chelmsford and Maldon District are doing is saving lives.”
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