Youth tied up boy, 11

PUBLISHED: 10:39 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:40 06 May 2010

A YOUNG boy was allegedly tied up and robbed as he was on the way to school. Police have been told that the incident happened on Friday, March 2 in Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage, near to Brittain Way at 8.30am. The 11-year-old had been cycling to schoo

A YOUNG boy was allegedly tied up and robbed as he was on the way to school.

Police have been told that the incident happened on Friday, March 2 in Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage, near to Brittain Way at 8.30am.

The 11-year-old had been cycling to school when he was pushed off his bike by a youth who threatened him.

He then walked the boy to a tree and tied his hands behind his back with some rope before checking the boy's pockets and taking a small amount of cash.

The offender is believed to have run off towards Fairlands Valley Lakes after a woman, who had been out with her baby, approached them. A man also stopped by to help before the victim rode home.

The robber is described as white, aged between 16 and 20 years old, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 9in tall. He was wearing a black hoody and black tracksuit bottoms with a white Mckenzie motif on.

Dc Sarah Hiorns from the burglary and robbery unit in Stevenage said: "I would like to speak to anyone who saw the offender or the victim around 8.30am on the pathway at the edge of Fairlands Valley near to Brittain Way and can help with the investigation. I am particularly keen to speak with the woman who was out walking her baby, and the man who stopped to help."

Anyone with information should call Dc Sarah Hiorns on 01438 757138.


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