Appeal launched after Stevenage theft


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An appeal has been launch following the theft of a teenager’s mobile phone – which was stolen after he willing got into a car.

The theft occurred between 7pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday in Archer Road, Stevenage.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was in Cleveland Road on the Great Ashby estate when he was approached by two men in a white Vauxhall Astra.

The victim voluntarily got into the car with the men. They drove to Archer Road where the men took the victim’s iPhone 4S before driving back to the Great Ashby estate where the victim was left.

The vehicle driven by the offenders is described as a white G series Vauxhall Astra with tinted windows and had no front or rear number plates. The interior of the car is described as grey or black.

The first offender, who was driving, is described as being of mixed race, aged about 20, 5ft 9ins tall and of stocky build. He had a shaven head and a stubbly face. He was wearing a brown/black puffer style jacket and spoke with a London accent.

The second offender is described as a black man, aged about 20, 5ft 11ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a black hoody, with the hood covering his head, and black combat trousers. He also had a London accent.

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Detective Beverley Jennings, who is investigating, said: “We are doing everything we can to track down the vehicle used and identify the men involved in this incident.

“The car is quite distinctive as it didn’t have any number plates so this may have stuck out in people’s memory. If anyone was in the area around the time of the theft and saw either the incident, the men or car involved, please contact me immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.