A man and a teenager have appeared in court to face charges of five counts of robbery.

Dejan Loncar, 18, of Navestock Crescent, Woodford Green, and a 16-year-old boy from east London appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday, March 25.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also faces a charge of possession of a blade in a public place.

It follows reports that a group of teenage boys were robbed in Roding Road, Loughton, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Both suspects were arrested at Debden Underground Station by police on the same day after receiving reports of verbal intimidation and phones stolen.

The pair will next appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, April 23.