Police hunt teenage thugs after robberies in Potters Bar

A TRIO of teenage robbers are being hunted by police after two robberies took place in Potters Bar within the space of half an hour.

In the first incident a group of four teenage boys were approached from behind in Heather Way at around 5.30pm.

One of the boys was threatened and made to hand over his mobile phone and wallet to the three thugs, who then fled.

Then, just 30 minutes later, a teenage boy was cycling along Mutton Lane, near the skate park at the Furzefield Centre, when he was approached by a group of three teenage boys.

The cyclist was made to hand over his possessions before the trio fled in the direction of Cranborne Parade.

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Both robberies took place on Tuesday, March 16, although police have only now released details.

The suspects have been described as black, aged between 15 and 18 and between 5ft 10 and 6ft tall.

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One of the boys was said to be wearing a distinctive green puffa jacket.

Investigating officer, DC Laura Chillingworth, said: “We are fully investigating the circumstances of these incidents to ensure those responsible are apprehended.

“Thankfully neither of the victims sustained injuries from their ordeal.”

She added: “I am appealing for any witnesses who may recognise the boys described or who may have been in the area at the times the incidents took place and saw any suspicious behaviour to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Call 0845 33 00 222 with information.

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