Man robbed in Hitchin by bike gang

A MAN was robbed of his valuables by three men on bicycles in broad daylight.

The 57-year-old was walking along Arlesey Road between Ickleford and Hitchin, when he was approached behind by three men on the pushbikes.

They tried to speak to him, before forcing him to hand over his watch, mobile phone and a small amount of money.

It happened on Sunday, August 12 between 11.50am and 12pm.

The watch taken was a ‘SEIKO’ wristwatch with a round white face, silver bevel and silver strap. It had a date window where the number three should be and either Arabic or Roman numerals.

The first offender is described as an Asian male, 6ft 6ins tall, slim build, aged about 17-years-old. He was clean shaven with curly black hair and was wearing green/blue jogging bottoms, a light blue hooded top and white trainers.

The second offender is described as a white male, 5ft tall, slim build with short hair. He had a big black spot on his right cheek. He was wearing a light grey hooded top, blue jeans and black trainers.

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The third offender is described as a white male, 5ft tall, slim build, short haircut, black trainers, dark blue jogging bottoms and white hooded top. He was wearing the hood up.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constable Laura Talbot via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number G1/12/2049. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.