Two teenage boys arrested after three knife threats in Luton

Two teenage boys have been arrested over a string of attempted knifepoint robberies in Luton on Tuesday.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:50 pm

Between 4pm and 7pm, police received three separate reports of two boys approaching people in and around Whipperley Ring, Long Croft Road and Hatters Way, threatening them with what was believed to be a knife, and demanding their mobile phones.

Two teenage boys from Luton aged 14 and 15 were identified and arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.

The 14-year-old boy is currently in police custody for questioning and the 15-year-old boy has been released on bail.

One of the alleged incidents took place in Long Croft Road

PC Jim McKeane said: “We understand these incidents will be concerning to the local community, so I hope that these arrests, along with increased patrols in the area, have provided some reassurance.

“We are doing all we can to establish the facts of each of these attempted robberies, and are asking anyone who may have seen anything, or motorists who were driving along any of these roads between the stated times and who may have dash cam footage, to please come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police by visiting or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 272 of 4 May.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.