Police appeal for witnesses after Stevenage attempted robbery

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after an attempted robbery on a Stevenage teenage

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after an attempted robbery on a Stevenage teenager - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an attempted robbery.

The incident took place in Fairlands Valley, close to the entrance of Telford Avenue, in Stevenage yesterday (Friday).

At approximately 6.15pm a 16-year-old boy from Stevenage was approached by two men who threatened him, demanded money and then struck him in the face causing swelling and bruising.

The boy managed to break free from the men and ran away.

The two men ran off in the direction of Vincent de Paul School in Bedwell Crescent, and nothing was stolen from the boy during the incident.

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The first offender was described as white, around 5ft 11in, skinny, in his mid-20s, with a local accent and wearing a dark coloured hooded top and dark bottoms.

The second offender was described as white, in his 30s, around 5ft 8in, of average build, with facial stubble and wrinkles around his eyes.

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During the incident, the victim saw a woman, described as short and white, nearby who could have witnessed what happened.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Emma Landucci said: “This was a distressing incident for the boy concerned and we are doing all we can to identify the men responsible. I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident take place to please get in contact as soon as possible.

“I would particularly like to speak to the woman the victim saw as she could be an important witness that could greatly assist with my enquiries. I’d also like to hear from anyone who feels they may recognise or know the men responsible for this crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hertfordshire Police via the non-emergency number 101 citing crime reference number E1/14/220.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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