Apple iphone snatched from man in Hitchin

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been a victim of an alleged theft of a mobile phone in Hitchin.

The victim, was walking along Wedmore Road while playing a game on his Apple iPhone on Monday September 10 at around 9.30pm.

At the junction with Sunnyside Road, a man approached him riding a blue mountain bike and stopped in front of the victim.

It is believed the offender has then snatched the iPhone from him.

When the victim tried to get his phone back, the offender allegedly pulled a knife from his pocket and showed it to the victim.

As a result, the victim walked away and the offender has made off with the phone riding his bike in the direction of Sunnyside Road.

The offender is described as a black male aged 17 or 18-years-old, around 5ft 10in tall and of a large build.

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He had a long Afro-styled haircut and spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing an old and faded red hooded top and a distinctive long silver chain.

He was accompanied by two white males, aged 15-17, who were on foot.

Both were of skinny build and wearing grey or light-coloured hooded tops and dark bottoms.

DC David Marr, from the Local Crime Unit in Hitchin, said: “I’d like to speak to anyone believes they either saw this incident or recognise the description of the offender.

“Or if you have been offered a white iPhone 4S with a red and white folding case for sale in suspicious circumstances recently, please also get in touch.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference G1/12/2255. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.