Police charge three men after a series of Stevenage robberies

THREE men have been charged in connection with a series of robberies in Stevenage.

Luke Hill, 20, of Sefton Road, and James Beaumont, 19, of Burymead, both in Stevenage, and Raymond Spicer, 20, of Downfield Road, Cheshunt, have all been charged with robbery in Fairlands Way, Stevenage, when a mobile phone was allegedly stolen from an 18-year-old man last Tuesday.

Another four males from Stevenage, two aged 17, one aged 21 and one aged 20, are on police bail until various dates in October for the same offence, along with a 14-year-old girl from Stevenage.

Raymond Spicer is also charged with a second robbery on Lytton Way on Friday, September 24, when a 22-year-old man allegedly had his mobile and wallet stolen.

An 18-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, both from Stevenage, are on police bail until October 22 for the same offence.

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A third man, a 21-year-old from Stevenage, was also arrested for this offence and has been recalled to prison.

James Beaumont is also charged with a further robbery on York Road, Stevenage, on Monday, September 27, when a 17-year-old man allegedly had his wallet, mobile phone and earphones stolen.

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All three of the men charged will appear at Cambridge Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

Detective insp Gary Atkinson said: “These incidents took place over quite a short period of time, approximately seven days.

“We are asking anyone who believes they have been the victim of an assault or robbery – and haven’t already reported it to police – to come forward. You can get in touch by calling 0845 33 00 222.”

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