Teenager robbed at knifepoint in Harrogate

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A teenager was threatened at knifepoint by a robber as he walked alone through Harrogate.

Police say the robbery happened on Dragon Avenue at around 7pm on Monday, January 12.

Two men approached the 18-year-old man, threatening him verbally and demanding money. One then threatened the victim with a knife before they both searched him and fled the scene with a quantity of cash. The men left in the direction of Mornington Crescent and Skipton Road, say police.

Detectives are now appealing for information.

The first suspect is described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of large build, with dark hair and red cheeks which looked as though they had been sunburnt.

He spoke with a local accent and was wearing beige coat with two front pockets, possibly jeans and a dark blue balaclava.

The second man is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, of slim build, with dark hair and was wearing a dark coloured waterproof style coat with hood, black jeans and a dark coloured balaclava.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or email Claire.brown@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.