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Boy (14) threatened at knife-point for his bottle of cola

Richard Vernalls

Published 08/08/2014 | 08:38

Undated handout compilation of CCTV issued by West Midlands Police of a male that police want to trace over an incident in which a 14 year old was threatened with a knife for a half-drunk bottle of Coca Cola, the victim was approached by two youths at about 7pm on July 6 in Manor Square, Solihull, West Midlands
Undated handout compilation of CCTV issued by West Midlands Police of a male that police want to trace over an incident in which a 14 year old was threatened with a knife for a half-drunk bottle of Coca Cola, the victim was approached by two youths at about 7pm on July 6 in Manor Square, Solihull, West Midlands

A 14-year-old boy was left shaken after thieves threatened him at knife-point in the street for his bottle of pop.

West Midlands Police said it was investigating the incident in Manor Square, Solihull, West Midlands.

A male teenager has already been arrested, but officers still want to speak to another in connection with what happened and have released CCTV pictures in a bid to trace him.

Police said the victim was approached by two youths at about 7pm on July 6, who then demanded his half-drunk bottle of Coca-Cola.

He initially refused but was then threatened with a knife and eventually handed over the drink.

Detective constable Tom Finch said: "This was a potentially nasty incident involving a knife which left the young victim very shaken.

"It is vital that we speak to this person as soon as possible - if you know him, please do the right thing and call us with the information on 101."

The person shown in the CCTV images is described as black, about 5ft 7ins tall, and aged between 14 and 15.

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