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Pokemon Go teens robbed at gunpoint in Islington park

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Image caption The two gunpoint robberies took place at different parts of Whittington Park half-an-hour apart

Three teenagers playing Pokemon Go have been robbed at gunpoint of their mobile phones in a north London park, Metropolitan Police has said.

The victims, aged 15, 16 and 18, were targeted in Islington's Whittington Park at about 22:30 BST on 26 July, by three suspects armed with a handgun.

Half-an-hour earlier a man, 24, walking through the park near Holloway Road was robbed at gunpoint by three people.

Police are linking the incidents and are looking for three teenage suspects.

The suspects have been described as Asian youths aged between 16 and 17 years and between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall. All three had masked their faces.

Police said suspect one, who was wearing a black zip-up jumper, black trousers and a black bandana covering his face, was referred to as 'Kushi' by another suspect who was armed with the handgun. He was wearing a North Face gilet.

The third suspect was wearing a grey puffer jacket.

Police said all the victims were "shocked" but unharmed, and are appealing for information and witnesses.

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