Thieves rob Jewish teens at knifepoint

A group of Jewish teenagers have been robbed at knifepoint in Hendon.

The three 16-year-old boys were followed by a blue car at 2.30am on Thursday as they walked home through Manor Hall Avenue.

After noticing the car, they ran and hid behind bushes in a garden. Two men followed them into the garden and threatened them with knives, demanding their valuables.

One of the boys handed the robbers his £200 blackberry and the thieves made off in a car.

No one was hurt.

DC Horsfall from the Barnet acquisitive crime unit said: “We will be working closely with the victims of this crime to identify and arrest the men responsible.

“In the meantime should anyone become aware of being followed in these circumstances we would ask them to dial 999 and giving their location and the details of the car.”

One suspect is described as white, aged 18-23 and 5’10”, the other is described as black, aged 20 to 25 and 6’2”.

    Last updated: 10:11am, September 3 2010