Police search for muggers

STREET muggers are being hunted by police after two teenagers were robbed in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday).It happened between 12.30am and 12.50am. A group of four teenagers - three boys and a girl - were walking along Inskip Crescent in the Bedw

STREET muggers are being hunted by police after two teenagers were robbed in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday).

It happened between 12.30am and 12.50am.

A group of four teenagers - three boys and a girl - were walking along Inskip Crescent in the Bedwell area of Stevenage when they were approached by three men who had been following the group for around a quarter of a mile.

One of the boys was pushed to the floor and assaulted while a second was threatened. The offenders searched the boys and made off with two mobile phones.


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All three men were described as white and in their late teens.

The first was described as about 5ft 5in tall with short bleached blonde hair. He was believed to be wearing a black hooded top with writing on the sleeves and had a local accent.

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The second man was described as just over 6ft tall and wearing a brown hooded Adidas top.

The third man was described as about 5ft 11in tall with a slim build and short black hair. He was said to have a pale complexion and a long nose, and wearing a black hooded jumper and jeans which were ripped at the bottom.

Pc Laura Talbot, investigating, said: "Thankfully the teenager didn't suffer anything more than minor bruising during this incident. However we are treating it very seriously and I am appealing to anyone who believes they may have seen this take place to contact me as soon as possible on the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222, quoting crime reference E1/09/1108.

"Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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