Coventry & Warwickshire

Boy aged about 12 robs woman in Henley-in-Arden

The Mount - generic image Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The robbery happened by The Mount in Beaudesert Lane

A boy aged about 12 has robbed a woman at knifepoint in Warwickshire.

The victim in her 60s was walking her dog in Henley-in-Arden when she was approached by a boy who demanded money and jewellery.

She handed over jewellery by The Mount in Beaudesert Lane at about 17:00 GMT on Tuesday before the offender ran off.

He is described as white, slim and 5ft 2ins tall and was wearing a dark T-shirt with a light-coloured check shirt.

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The offender was also wearing light jeans and a light blue fleece and was carrying a small, dark backpack.

Det Insp Teresa McKenna, of Warwickshire Police, said: "The victim was thankfully uninjured but it was obviously a very distressing ordeal and officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area."

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