Police hunt after double Hatfield attempted robbery

PUBLISHED: 16:54 06 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:06 06 August 2015

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Hertfordshire Constabulary

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Police are hunting a gang of knife-wielding robbers who struck twice in the same Hatfield road in one night.

After a 17-year-old boy was punched in the face and wounded by a knife in Feather Dell, his friend who helped him was attacked by the same three black men, who appeared to be in their late teens.

Detective constable Gemma Kenealy said: “Whilst these incidents are extremely concerning, thankfully neither victim was seriously injured.

“However it is vital we trace these men and despite extensive searches being carried out that night to trace the offenders no arrests have been made yet.”

After the first victim was attacked at about 12.15am on July 26, he was escorted to Asda by a 19-year-old friend, who helped him get a taxi.

But about an hour later, the friend was threatened by the same gang, although he did not see a weapon and managed to escape.

Police, who have only just revealed the double attempted robbery, are particularly keen to trace the driver of a white Ford Fiesta who offered to help the first victim, forcing the gang to flee.

Neither of the victima lost any property, but they described the robbers as:

A black man around 5ft 10ins tall who wore a dark coloured tracksuit and dark woollen gloves.

A black man around 6ft 2ins tall who wore a dark coloured tracksuit with a grey or faded pattern or mark on the top thigh of the jogging bottoms.

A black man around 5ft 9ins tall who wore dark tracksuit with white stripes on the sleeves.

DC Kenealy added: “Whilst our investigations are on-going, I am still really keen to hear from the driver of the Fiesta and would ask this person to please contact me as they may have vital information which could help the investigation.

“I would also be keen to hear from anyone else who either saw or heard anything in the early hours.”

Anyone with information should contact her on 01707 806836 or via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number B2/15/2775.


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