Boy arrested after knifepoint robbery of pensioner

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of committing a knifepoint robbery on a woman in her 70s.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 2:48 pm

On Wednesday afternoon the victim was attacked in Somers Road car park in Wisbech, with the suspect stealing her bag after brandishing a knife.

Officers located the boy at his home address yesterday (Thursday) and he was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

He remains in custody at King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre.

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A 15-year-old girl was also arrested but has since been released under investigation.