Appeal for witnesses following knife point robbery
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Officers are appealing for information in relation to an armed robbery that took place along the footpath, which runs along the B4595, and joins PowerStation Hill, Tonteg and University of South Wales, Treforest, at around 10.45am on Monday 28 February.
A 17 year-old boy was walking home from school in the direction of the University (route as videoed) when he was approached by two males, one of which was in possession of a knife (described as a carving knife with a smooth blade around 20cm in length) who demanded money. The victim was forced to hand over £120 cash.
The incident happened near the picnic benches and memorial figures. The suspects made off in the direction of Tonteg.
Both suspects are described as slim black males, in their early twenties, and approx. 6ft in height. They were wearing snoods over their faces, black baseball hats on their heads, hoods pulled over the hats and black tracksuit bottoms. The only distinguishing difference between both males is the one who had the knife was wearing a Nike, zip up black jacket and the other male was wearing a black puffer style coat.
Extensive CCTV checks have been done in the surrounding areas and we are continuing to identify those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact us quoting 2200068036.