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30 August 2012, 15:14 | Updated: 30 August 2012, 15:16
A 14-year-old boy was robbed in Milton Keynes by a man who pressed a knife to his chest in an underpass and repeatedly punched him
The teenager was walking on the Redway in Knowlhill between half past two and a quarter to three on Thursday afternoon.
As he entered the underpass at the H6, between Loughton and Knowlhill and towards the Teardrop Lakes, he passed a man who bumped into him and pressed the knife to his chest, pushing him against the wall of the underpass.
The robber asked the victim for his property, then searched his pockets and bag, stealing a BlackBerry phone.
The man then became aggressive and punched the boy four or five times in the face, before running out of the underpass in the direction of Loughton. He suffered soreness to his cheek which did not require hospital treatment.
Thames Valley police say the robber was black, possibly Somalian, aged between 20 and 25 years old, about 5ft 11ins, slim, with short, shaven black hair, a large nose and spotty complexion. He was wearing a blue Adidas hooded zip-up jacket with a white Adidas logo on the left chest and white stripes down the arms, black Nike jogging bottoms with the Nike Tick on the left upper chest area, black trainers with white Adidas stripes going down the shoe to the sole. He did not speak good English.