Teenager robbed of motor cross bike in Brentwood

A teenager has been robbed at knife-point of a motor cross bike in Essex.

The incident happened along a footpath near Princes Road, Brentwood, between 2130 and 2230 BST on 25 June.

The 16-year-old had stopped the bike when a man held a knife to the boy's throat while another stole the bike and put it in another vehicle.

The men then drove off. The boy was shaken, but uninjured. The bike was a black KX 140F M2R motor cross machine.

Both men were described as white.

'Frightening incident'

The first man was about 25 years old, with short dark ginger hair, spoke in an Irish accent, wore a grey T-shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

The second man was slightly tanned, of chubby build, aged around 18 to 20 years old, with short dark hair, about 5ft 11in tall, wore a dark blue polo-style t-shirt, dark blue tracksuit bottoms, black trainers and a farmer's cap.

He spoke with an Essex accent.

The suspects' vehicle was described as a silver, old style, Mitsubishi L200, with green writing on the side of the door.

Det Sgt Jamie Gingell said: "This was a particularly frightening experience for the young lad who was minding his own business.

"Crimes of this nature are rare in the Brentwood area, and we are very keen to apprehend the offenders as soon as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police.

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