Imitation firearm found as three arrested for robbery at Lakeside

ESSEX Police have arrested a man and two boys in connection with a robbery at Lakeside shopping centre yesterday, Wednesday, October 24.

A spokesperson said: “We received a call at around 7.55pm from a boy who reported that a group of people had approached him and his friends and threatened them with a knife.

They took items of clothing from the boy and left.

“We arrested three people near to Chafford Hundred train station at around 8.20pm and seized an imitation firearm and a knife.

“An 18-year-old man from Romford and a 17-year-old boy from Dagenham on suspicion of robbery, possession of firearms offences and possession of a knife.

“We also arrested a 15-year-old boy from Rainham on suspicion of robbery. They all remain in custody for questioning”.

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