Boy punched twice in the face during iPhone robbery

PUBLISHED: 17:04 24 October 2017

The railway bridge in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. 
Picture: Google Street View

The railway bridge in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. Picture: Google Street View

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A 14-year-old was attacked after he refused to give robbers the password for his iPhone.

The youngster had been walking under the railway bridge in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, next to the train station at about 7.55pm yesterday when he was approached by a group of youths.

One of the offenders took the victim’s silver iPhone from his jacket pocket and asked him for his password.

He refused to give it to the offenders and was punched twice in the face before the group made off towards the railway station.

One of the offenders is described as a white boy, aged 15/16 years old, around 5ft 10in tall and of slim build with a shaved head.

A second offender is described as a black boy, aged 15/16 years old, around 5ft 9in tall and of muscular build.

A police spokesman said: “He has a deep voice and spoke with a London accent.”

•Police enquiries are on-going at this time and anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference J3/17/1493 or report information online at https://www.herts.police.uk/Report/Report-Shared/Report-a-crime.aspx.

•Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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