A 15-year-old boy was robbed at knifepoint in Chadwell Heath.
Around 6 p.m. on May 10, the victim was approached by two suspects in Rose Lane, near Thatches Grove, and threatened with a knife.
They then demanded that he surrender his iPhone 12 and AirPods.
The suspects were riding an electronic scooter.
Bella Tasci, the victim's mother, stated that her son is now afraid to go to school by himself.
She stated that she would drive him and his younger brother to school until the suspects were detained.
One of the suspects is described as black, while the other is of mixed ethnicity, and both are between the ages of 17 and 18.
She stated that she called police at 6.30 p.m., but they did not arrive until after midnight.
One of the suspects was dressed in a dark coat and a Louis Vuitton hat.
The other was dressed in a hooded tracksuit and a light-colored coat.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC with the reference CAD 6255/10 May, or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.