Police appeal after Stevenage robbery

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy from Stevenage was threatened and struck on his hand by two men, who then made off with his mobile phone last Wednesday (December 22).

The incident took place at 6.15pm when the boy was walking along Epsom Close in Stevenage.

Two men demanded the teen hand over his Blackberry 9700. But when he refused, he was threatened and struck on his hand which caused him to drop the phone.

One of the offenders picked it up and they both ran off towards Sandown Road.

“Thankfully, the boy did not sustain serious injuries following this incident,” said investigating officer Pc Rondell Quinlan.

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“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious behaviour to get in contact.”

The first offender was described as a black man in his late teens or early twenties and around 6ft tall. The second was described as a white man, of slim build, of around the same age and height as the other man.

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