Appeal after daylight armed robbery in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:03 01 September 2011 | UPDATED: 15:17 05 September 2011




ARMED robbers are being hunted after preying on a couple in broad daylight on Tuesday.

The mugging happened between 1.15pm and 1.30pm in Wellfield Road, Hatfield, and left a man and his girlfriend “shaken”.

The victim withdrew “a large amount of cash” from over the counter at a bank, and put it in his pocket before leaving with his girlfriend.

The pair then walked along the underpass in Wellfield Road when they were approached from behind by two thugs. One robber demanded he hand over his cash while the other suggested he had a weapon under his jacket.

The victim handed over the money and the robbers fled towards the town centre.

The suspects were described as “black men, over 6ft tall, in their early 20s and both were wearing baseball caps and blue jeans”.

One had a New York Yankees baseball cap with the distinctive ‘NY’ letters on it and was wearing a blue hoodie.

The other had a black leather jacket on.

Detective constable Sarah Meacock said: “This would have been a busy time with many people out and about for their lunch.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who heard or saw any suspicious activity around the time of the incident to come forward, particularly if you saw two people being followed or the offenders running away after the incident.

“The offenders are believed to have got into a taxi on Wellfield Road after the offence, and we would like to appeal to anyone who saw this as well.”

She added: “This was an unpleasant incident for the man and his girlfriend where, while neither of them where hurt, they have been left shaken by the ordeal.

• Anyone with information should call Dc Meacock via the non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference number B2/11/3134.

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