A PAIR of teenagers were robbed of their jewellery worth hundreds of pounds on a street in Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police are appealing for information after an incident in Linthorpe.

Officers received a report that two boys, aged 13 and 14, had been approached by two men at around 8.40pm on Osborne Road, near Linthorpe Cemetery, on Thursday January 23.

The boys were threatened with what is described as a “machete-type knife” which was in a holster.

Neither of the boys were injured, however two gold Belcher bracelets and a gold saddle ring worth hundreds of pounds were taken from them.

Police are now appealing to anyone who may have information or witnessed the incident.

The first male suspect is described as being of slim build, 6ft tall, wearing a black jacket with a hood, black bottoms and a full balaclava. He spoke with a local accent.

The second male suspect is described as 5ft 9” tall, of heavy build, wearing a black or dark blue hooded top with ‘Nike’ wrote on the front in large print, dark bottoms, a balaclava and he also spoke with a local accent.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Lee Whitehouse from Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 12783.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.