Man, 20, arrested following attempted moped robbery involving an AXE in Marylebone

Police have seized this moped and arrested a 20-year-old man

Police have seized this moped and arrested a 20-year-old man - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested following claims a moped robber threatened victims with an AXE in Marylebone yesterday afternoon.

Officers are questioning a 20-year-old and seized a moped in connection with an attempted phone snatch by a rider who was brandishing the weapon while prowling Portland Place, yesterday at around 1.30pm.

The rider was traced to an address in Islington where he was arrested on suspicion of theft and theft of a motor vehicle at 3pm.

A search of the property uncovered number of phones and a moped that had been reported as stolen.

The man has also been arrested in connection with a phone snatch involving a moped robber in Crouch Hill on April 15.

He remains in custody at a north London police station.