TWO boys aged 15 and 16 have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out an armed raid at a newsagent.

A shopkeeper working on his own was threatened by a youth with a knife at Martin’s, in Hunwicke Road, on Colchester’s Greenstead estate.

He stole about £40 and a packet of cigars.

Police have arrested two boys, aged 15 and 16, in connection with Monday’s raid, which happened at about 6.30am. They were questioned by officers yesterday.

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