Hatfield Chinese takeaway robbed

A CHINESE takeaway’s takings were stolen by masked raiders in a robbery in Hatfield.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the outlet’s owner was attacked in the early hours of Saturday.

The incident happened at about 12.10am in Grove Lea.

The victim, who owns the Happy Valley Takeaway, in Hilltop shopping parade, had locked up for the night and was walking to his car with the day’s takings when he was assailed by a man and a woman.

The woman pushed him to the floor and the man demanded he hand over the cash before taking the bag with the takings from him.

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The crooks then fled on foot and the victim chased them as far as Acacia Street, frantically crying for help before losing them.

The woman is described as “white, about 5ft 6ins tall and with a dark-coloured scarf across her face so only her eyes were visible”.

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The man is described as “white, slim, about 6ft to 6ft 1in tall and also with a dark scarf across his face”.

Pc Ilana Cohen said: “This was an unpleasant incident, although fortunately the victim was uninjured.

“I am appealing for anyone with information, who witnessed the incident or saw two people running away from the area at the time to come forward and contact me.

“In particular, I am keen to trace a van driver who the victim flagged down for help after the incident, but did not take his contact details.”

• Anyone with any information should call Pc Cohen on 0845 33 00 222, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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