Two arrested over knifepoint robbery released

Two teenage boys arrested in connection with the robbery that took place in Egham last month, have been released without charge by the police. The robbery, which took place on September 16th near Egham railway station, saw two youths threaten a 31 year-old man at knifepoint. The man handed over both his phone and wallet after the two attackers ran alongside the man and demanded he hand over his possessions. According to Surrey police the man was ‘badly shaken by the ordeal and greatly inconvenienced by the fact that he has lost personal credit cards, money and his mobile phone.’

After a subsequent appeal for information by the Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Jon Brushneen, two teenage boys aged 16 and 19, reportedly residents of Feltham, were arrested by the police. Apparently fitting the description of the attackers, whom the victim described as hooded, ‘late teens of Arabic appearance’, the two boys answered bail on October 8th, however were then released without charge by the police.

The attack acts as a reminder to Royal Holloway students to remain vigilant when walking at night, both around campus and the Egham and Englefield Green area.