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Police hunting for man following knifepoint robbery
1:32pm Thursday 1st August 2013 in News
POLICE are hunting for a man following the robbery of a 12-year-old girl in Clacton.
Luke Rox, 20, is wanted in connection with a robbery in Clacton on July 17, during which the girl was threatened with a knife and had her handbag and mobile phone stolen.
He is wanted by officers working on Operation Statesman, Essex Police’s response to a recent surge in knife crime in the town.
The crime spree has seen young people have been targeted for their mobile phones.
Mr Rox has links to the Clacton area as well as London and Hertfordshire.
He is described as white, 5ft 10in tall and of slim build with hazel eyes. He speaks with a London accent and sometimes has facial hair.
Operation Statesman was launched on Monday and sees the town centre’s neighbourhood policing team working with a dedicated team of dog handlers, taser-equipped officers and undercover squads.
Three people have so far been arrested in connection with the recent robberies.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr Rox is asked to call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.