Robbers strike woman and put her in headlock on Hitchin common

The woman was robbed on Walsworth Common

The woman was robbed on Walsworth Common - Credit: Archant

A WOMAN was attacked, put in a headlock and struck by two men, who then proceeded to rob her.

It happened on Tuesday, August 6 on Walsworth Common, Hitchin, where a woman was sat on a bench.

Some time between 8pm and 10pm, she was approached by two men. One of them got the victim in a headlock while the other struck her around her chest area before asking “what have you got for me?”

One of them then grabbed the phone from the victim’s hand and they made off in the direction of Cambridge Road via the cut-through pathways.

The stolen phone was a white Blackberry 9320, valued at about £70.

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Both men are described as being of a medium build and wearing black jogging bottoms and tops. Both had dark face coverings, but it is believed that one was white and the other black.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact investigating officer DS Rob Burns on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference G1/13/1807. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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