Three teenagers were arrested following four reported robberies in Hatfield last week.

Since Thursday, March 30, four robberies were reported in Bishops Rise, Cavendish Way and Alban Way. A fifth attempted robbery was also reported in College Lane.

Randey Runzilike, 19, of Singlewell Road, Gravesend, Kent, has been arrested and charged with four robberies, one attempted robbery, four counts of possession of a bladed article (knife) and assault (pushed and threatened a member of the public).

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He has been remanded in custody until Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

A 19-year-old male from London has been arrested in connection with the robberies.

He has been bailed with conditions banning him from entering Hertfordshire and has been given a curfew.

A 16-year-old boy from Hatfield has been bailed with conditions.

Mobile phones and backpacks have been recovered.

Detective Sergeant Daniel Webb from the Local Crime Unit said: "This was an unusual series of robberies targeting young people for their mobile phones. Fortunately, no one was injured.

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"A thorough investigation was quickly underway with extra police patrols, and I hope news of these arrests reassures the local community."

If you have any information about these robberies, please report online at or call non-emergency number 101.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or submit details to