Eleven-year-old boy robbed in Potters Bar - Police appeal

PUBLISHED: 16:14 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:15 05 November 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Potters Bar

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Potters Bar


Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in Potters Bar.

At around 5.30pm on Tuesday, November 3, two 11-year-old boys were walking along The Shrublands when, as they got to the alleyway that leads to Elmfield Close, they were approached by a man from behind.

The man has pushed one of the boys to the floor inside the alley and searched him before taking his rucksack, which had the victim’s phone in it.

The victim has then run away and joined the other boy who had also run off. They have then reported the offence from a nearby house. The offender is described as a white man, with short dark hair and wearing a grey hooded top.

Detective Sergeant Michael MacBeth, from the Hertsmere Local Crime Unit, said: “Understandably, this was distressing for the victim so we are keen to trace anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in the area at the time or who knows anything about it to contact police.”

Anyone who has any information in relation to the incident, should contact the Local Crime Unit via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101.

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 never need to go to court.

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