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Axe wielding phone snatch crook arrested in Highbury

PUBLISHED: 09:50 13 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:50 13 May 2015

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A man who rode round Marylebone on a moped threatening people with an axe was arrested in Highbury yesterday.

A man who rode round Marylebone on a moped threatening people with an axe was arrested in Highbury yesterday.

The 20-year-old was traced to an address is Riversdale Road after police received several reports of the man’s behaviour which included an attempt to snatch a mobile phone from a member of the public.

After a search of the property, a number of phones and a moped were recovered. The moped has been reported as stolen and officers arrested the suspect at about 3pm on suspicion of theft and theft of a motor vehicle.

The man has also been arrested in connection with an incident in which a mobile phone was snatched from a man by a moped rider in Crouch Hill April 15.

He remains in custody at a north London police station.

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