A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was threatened by two thugs armed with a knife during a terrifying robbery on a pathway.

The victim was walking along a path between Main Avenue and Edge Street, Grange Park when he was approached by the hooded robbers on Monday.

They made threats before taking the boy's coat, bag, cash, phone and watch.

The crime happened in broad daylightat 1.45pm.

Police say the offenders are described as two black males wearing hoods. The victim was left uninjured but extremely shaken.

Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “This would’ve been an extremely frightening incident for the young victim, who thankfully wasn’t injured, and we are carrying out a number of enquiries to locate the offenders.

“We are particularly keen to speak to a male who is believed to have walked past at the time of the incident, and was possibly also approached himself by the offenders.

"If this is you, or you witnessed the incident or anyone in the area at the time that fits the description of the offenders, please let us know.

“Likewise, if you have any dashcam or CCTV footage from the Broadway, Upland Road or Main Avenue areas, please get in touch.”

On Saturday, February 8, a 16-year-old boy had his iPhone and cash taken by two offenders, one of whom made threats with a knife, near Thatto Heath Park.

It is not clear at this stage whether police believe the incidents are linked.

Please contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 20000134690 or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with information.