Four 13-year-olds robbed near Hatfield's Galleria

PUBLISHED: 17:01 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 23 May 2018

The Galleria in Hatfield. Picture: The Galleria

The Galleria in Hatfield. Picture: The Galleria

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Police are investigating after four teenagers were robbed near The Galleria in Hatfield.

The victims, all 13-year-old boys, were at the bike racks under the bridge in Comet Way when they were approached by two offenders who demanded money and threatened them.

The offenders were then given a small amount of cash before walking off towards Subway.

Following the incident, which took place at around 5.30pm on Saturday, May 5, police today (May 23) appealed for witnesses.

One of the suspects is described as a mixed race boy, aged 13 to 16 years old, 5ft 2in tall and with short Afro hair.

He was wearing a black and white Puma hoody and had a black and white Nike drawstring bag on his back.

The other suspect is described as a mixed race boy, aged 13 to 16 years old, and with dreadlock hair and braces.

He is described as slightly taller than the other suspect.

At the time of the offence he was wearing a black Nike hoody, Nike jogging bottoms and had a black and white Nike rucksack on his back.

Investigator Linda Bunton, from the Welwyn Hatfield Local Crime Unit, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victims and they were understandably left distressed by what had happened.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or has any other information about the robbery, to get in contact with me on linda.bunton@herts.pnn.police.uk or the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B2/18/1992.”

You can also report information online at https://www.herts.police.uk/Report.

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