Appeal for robbery witnesses

PUBLISHED: 15:32 05 January 2011

Herts police are investigating

Herts police are investigating

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Police are appealing for mystery witnesses to a robbery and attempted robbery on New Year’s Eve to come forward.

Officers want to speak to three people who may have seen the crimes take place in King George’s Playing Field, Stevenage when two men from the town, aged 18 and 20, were robbed at around 7.45pm by two men.

Feeling threatened, the victims, who were walking along the path by the cricket pitch, handed over cash and a mobile phone, which was returned after one of the men pleaded with the thieves.

The first offender is described as white, about 6ft tall, approximately 40-years-old, with a scar under his left eye. He was wearing a hat, scarf and a large coat. The second is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, about 40-years-old and wearing a hat, dark jacket and jeans.

A police spokesman said there may have been three people in the area at the time who saw the offenders. One person who was walking in front of the victims may have walked past the offenders. Two other people approached them from the direction of Aldi as the robbery was in progress. It is thought the robbers saw these two and walked off in their direction.

DC Neil Davies, investigating, said: “I am appealing to these three people who were seen in the park at the time of the robbery to contact us. They may have vital information which could assist the investigation.”

He urged anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it to call officers on 0845 33 00 222, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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