Police Seek Suspect in Terrifying Knifepoint Robbery of 12-Year-Old Girl in Camden
Police in Camden are actively searching for a man suspected of committing a harrowing robbery at knifepoint against a 12-year-old girl.
The incident occurred on Hampstead Road at approximately 8:30 PM on Tuesday, July 11.
The authorities have already made progress in the investigation, but they are appealing to the public for further assistance in identifying the second individual involved.
The Robbery: As the young victim was walking home, two males approached her, and one of them brandished a knife, instilling fear in the girl.
The suspects demanded her phone and coerced her to reveal the device’s password. Once she complied, they swiftly made their escape.
CCTV footage captured the duo walking down the road while using the stolen phone.
Arrest and Ongoing Investigation: Following the incident, a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently on bail as the investigation continues.
The police believe there are potential witnesses or individuals who may recognize the person seen in the CCTV footage.
They urge anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist in locating the remaining suspect.
Appeal for Information: Sergeant Max Pennington, part of the local policing team in Camden, emphasized the seriousness of the crime and the importance of public cooperation in apprehending the suspect.
He called the robbery “terrifying,” given that it occurred in broad daylight.
The authorities believe that people who witnessed the incident or recognize the individual pictured could play a vital role in helping them solve the case.
Those with information are encouraged to contact the police or provide anonymous tips to Crimestoppers, an independent charity dedicated to fighting crime.