Teen robbed at knifepoint


A TEENAGER walking home through Edithvale Recreation Reserve had his watch stolen by another youth holding a knife, 12.20am, Sunday 21 January.

The victim, 16, told police three teenagers shouted at him as he neared a playground, with one demanding he hand over his watch. He ignored him.  The offender then stood in front of the victim and held out a 15cm knife, again demanding the watch. The victim complied and the attackers walked off towards Edithvale Rd. He then called his mother who took him to Chelsea police station.

Police are searching for the youths who are described as Caucasian and about 1.6 metres tall. The first male has black hair, grey shirt and track pants. The second, slightly shorter, has brown hair and was wearing a grey shirt and navy shorts; the third with blond hair was wearing a blue shirt and beige cargo pants.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 24 January 2018

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