Stun gun gang shock robbed victims

A gang which used a stun gun to rob victims in Stevenage is being hunted by police.

The robberies were carried out by a group of six youths aged between 16 and 18, who targeted their victims in Upper Sean, Shephall Green and Shephall Way between 6pm and 8pm on Friday, January 28. One of the offenders used a stun gun on the victims who sustained face and neck injuries.

A small quantity of cash, and three phones, a Blackberry, a Samsung Tako, a Nokia 7100 Supernova, and a Nokia C3 and black leather case were stolen.

Three boys, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old, all from Stevenage, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They have been released on bail to return to Stevenage Police Station in March.

Police are calling on the public to help arrest further suspects.

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Investigating officer, DI Gary Atkinson, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any of the robberies or who may have seen a group of young men in this area acting suspiciously to get in touch. I’d also be interested to speak to anyone who may have been offered any of the stolen items for sale.

“I am also appealing to parents who live in the area to speak to their teenagers to see if they are aware of anything that could help us in our investigations. Any information you provide, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us to bring those responsible for these robberies to justice.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call DI Atkinson on 0845 33 00 222, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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