Police hunt intruders who attacked woman in Hitchin flat

TWO men who forced their way into a flat and assaulted the female resident before fleeing with cash are being hunted by police. Officers are appealing for information and witnesses after the aggravated burglary in Stevenage Road, Hitchin yesterday (Monday

TWO men who forced their way into a flat and assaulted the female resident before fleeing with cash are being hunted by police.

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses after the aggravated burglary in Stevenage Road, Hitchin yesterday (Monday) at 1pm.

The victim was not hurt during the incident.

Both offenders are described as black and aged between 18 and 20.

One was around 5ft 11in tall, with a slim build, short brown hair and brown eyes. He was said to be wearing a dark, possibly zip-up top, dark trousers and trainers.

The other was around 5ft 5in tall, with a stocky build. He was said to be wearing a hooded top and dark trousers.

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Det Sgt Phoebe Butfoy said: "I am urging people to contact police if they think they saw these two men in the vicinity around the time of the incident. They may have been seen running from the property.

"Thankfully these types of incidents are uncommon in the county, and we are taking this incident very seriously. The investigation is ongoing and I would urge anyone who has information to contact police via the non-emergency number on 0845 3300222 as soon as possible."

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.