Boys Robbed on Furnival Gardens

Knife used to obtain cash and mobile phone

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Two sixteen year old boys were the victims of a robbery on Furnival Gardens near the A4 on Wednesday 18th July at 10.10pm.

The victim and his friend were walking with a group into Furnival Gardens and sat for a short time in the centre of the park area drinking. Two males approached them (from the direction of Chiswick). The first suspect, who was wearing a balaclava, approached them demanded some money. He then produced a knife and held it to one of the boy's throat, however he had no property to hand over . The robber then approached the second boy and again demanded some money putting the knife to the victim’s chest. He handed over his Motorola mobile phone and about £5 worth of loose change.

The knife was described as being curved blade of about 6 inches. The suspects then made off towards King Street. The person who yielded the knife is described as a white male, aged around 17 years, 5ft 9in of a stocky build with a London accent and wearing a dark jacket and light/beige trousers. He was accompanied by another white male aged 16-17, 5ft 7in, short light brown hair with a pale complexion and wearing a white t-shirt and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone with any information about the crime should contact PC Ben Condylffe based in the Robbery Squad at Hammersmith Police Station on 020 8246 2678 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

August 1, 2007