A man from London has been charged with two counts of robbery after a teenage boy allegedly had his coat and wallet stolen at Bicester Village.

Reece Gordon, aged 27, of Sefton Avenue, Harrow, West London, was charged last night with the offence.

The charge relates to an incident in the Bicester Village multi-storey car park, on Thursday, February 16 where the victims, Zachary Dunton and his girlfriend, both in their teens, were reportedly threatened with a knife and had shopping from Bicester Village stolen from them.

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Gordon will appear before Oxford Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, February 22).

A day after the robbery took place Zachary’s mum, Karen Dunton, from Ware in Hertfordshire, called this newspaper to share the story.

She said that her son and his girlfriend had just bought coats from the Moncler shop in Bicester Village, when they were followed from the store to the car park.

Once at the car, one of two men who followed the young couple allegedly pulled a knife and held it to Zachary’s throat, Miss Dunton said.

Miss Dunton explained that Zachary’s girlfriend began to remove her coat, thinking it would be best to appease the attackers.

But Zachary told his partner to keep it on, and not to give the robbers anything.

After that, the offender allegedly "pushed the knife harder into Zachary’s throat" and "told him to open his car boot".

She said the robber took Zachary’s coat from the boot and told him he was also taking his wallet.

The stolen coat had a value of £666 and the attacker stole £500 from Zachary’s wallet.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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