A boy has been arrested after a victim was robbed of his jacket while threatened with a pretend knife in Greenwich.

The victim and a friend were approached by a group of boys in Tunnel Avenue in Greenwich at around 4.50pm on Monday.

One of the boys took the victim's jacket, which contained £25, while another boy held his arm behind his back, pretending that he was holding a knife.

Police soon later found the group and they ran when they saw officers.

The suspect abandoned a grey jacket as they fled, which was believed to have been the victim’s – containing the £25.

The suspect matched the description of the male who had removed the victim’s jacket.

He was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Greenwich MPS tweeted: “Great work by our Burglary and Robbery Team (BRIT) “One arrested for Robbery following a targeted operation in #Greenwich.

“This will continue moving forward.

“On Monday 1st August 2022 at approximately 16.50hrs the victim was on the Tunnel Avenue SE10 with a friend when he was approached by a group of boys.

“One of the males took his jacket from his which contained £25 in the arm zip pocket and another male had his arm behind his back intimating he had a knife.

“Officers have a short time later located a group of males a short distance away and they have run.

“The suspect has been seen to discard a grey jacket which was believed to have been the victims still containing the £25.

“Suspect matches the description of the male who has removed the victim’s jacket.”

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