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Stoke Newington robberies: Man charged with string of attacks targeting victims as young as 14

PUBLISHED: 10:11 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:20 06 February 2017

Police were called to Hilltop Avenue amid reports of gunshots fired. (Photo: Met Police)

Police were called to Hilltop Avenue amid reports of gunshots fired. (Photo: Met Police)

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A man has appeared in front of magistrates charged with 10 robberies or attempted robberies in Stoke Newington targeting victims as young as 14.

Marvin Robert Melvin-Browne, of no fixed address, is accused of stealing from seven children, including two 14-year-olds at Rectory Road Overground station.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Wood Green Crown Court on March 6.

The full list of charges he faces are:

– Robbing a boy, 17, in Evering Road, Stoke Newington, between October 20 and November 10.

– Robbing two boys, aged 14 and 16, at Rectory Road Overground station on January 7.

– Robbing a man, 41, in Jenner Road, Stoke Newington on January 9.

– Robbing two boys, aged 14 and 17, at Rectory Road Overground station on January 13.

– The attempted robbery of a boy, 17, in Jenner Road, Stoke Newington on January 15.

– The attempted robbery of a man, 23, in Kynaston Road, Stoke Newington on January 17.

– The attempted robbery of a man, 32, in Bethnal Road, Stoke Newington on January 18.

– Robbing a boy, 17, in Evering Road, Stoke Newington on January 19.

– Robbing a man, 34, in Hackney Downs Park on January 19.

– The attempted robbery of a man, 18, in Stoke Newington High Street on January 21.

Det Insp Paul Ridley told the Gazette police were still appealing for witnesses or anyone else who has been robbed in the area to call them on 101 or by tweeting @MetCCC and quoting “Operation Ashton”.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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