Four muggings in Hatfield

FOUR people have been mugged on the streets of Hatfield.

On Thursday at about 7.50pm, a thief on a bike grabbed a bag containing a laptop from a man in Haseldine Meadows.

Two black men in hoodies stole an iPod, mobile phone, �30 and a wallet from a man in Woods Avenue just before 9am on Wednesday.

A gang of four or five men frogmarched a man to a cashpoint and forced him to withdraw �20 in Queensway at 5am last Tuesday.

And at about 6.15pm on October 17, another thief demanded �20 from a man in Lane End.

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Police have now warned residents, particularly students, to be on their guard.

Insp Ian Grout said: “To reduce the chances of being a victim of crime, don’t advertise expensive equipment like laptops and iPods to opportunist thieves.

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“Keep your possessions hidden or leave them securely at home. Hatfield is a safe place to live and study, let’s try and keep it that way.”

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