Appeal for witnesses to two incidents in Cheltenham as arrests made
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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in Cheltenham on Sunday night and an incident involving a similar weapon in the early hours of this morning, Monday 31 August.
Shortly after 10.30pm on Sunday (30 August) police received a report that a takeaway delivery driver had their food order stolen whilst being threatened with a large knife at the rear of Coronation Square, Edinburgh Place in Hester's Way.
Two teenage boys, one of whom was brandishing a knife, opened the door to the car the victim was sat in and stole food in a red bag before fleeing in the direction of Goldsmith Road.
No-one was injured in the incident and despite prompt police attendance no suspects were located.
Following this, around 1.20am on Monday 31 August, police responded to a report that a teenager had been seen cycling on London Road with a samurai sword on his back.
Officers attended and a 14-year-old boy from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.
A short samurai sword was located in an alley and was seized.
The teenager was further arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with the earlier described incident on Sunday night.
This afternoon a 15-year-old boy from Cheltenham was also arrested on suspicion of robbery. Both boys remain in police custody today, Monday 31 August.
Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for anyone who witnessed either incident to come forward.
Information can be given by completing the update a crime report form on the Constabulary's website, quoting incident 514 of 31 August: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
You can also call police on 101, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or submit information online by visiting crimestoppers-uk.org