Robbers strike in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 16:33 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:34 22 February 2016

Police are hunting a gang of robbers after they struck in Welwyn Garden City

Police are hunting a gang of robbers after they struck in Welwyn Garden City

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A gang of three robbers stole cash and a bicycle at knife-point from a teenage boy in Welwyn Garden City yesterday.

The robbers confronted a 15-year-old boy pushing a black Apollo bicycle opposite the Shell petrol station in Stanborough Road between 3.30pm and 3.50pm.

After searching him for his money, they ran off towards Stanborough Lakes.

PC Nick Jenkins said: “Thankfully the boy was not hurt during the incident but has understandably been left incredibly shaken by what happened.

“I would like to reassure people that we are doing all we can to trace those responsible and I am appealing for anyone who thinks they may have seen three people in the area matching the descriptions given to please contact me as soon as possible.”

The first man is described as white, of medium build, around 5ft 7in tall and aged around 30 years old. He had short black hair and dark, rotten teeth with some missing. He was wearing a grey hoodie, light blue jeans and white plimsolls.

The second man is also white, of chubby build, around 5ft 6in tall and aged around 30-40. He had dark brown stubble patches on his head, dark eyes and a round face which had scars on. He was wearing a black woollen coat and black trousers and was carrying a black holdall.

The third man, who was hearing a hoodie, was also white, was about 6ft tall and thin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jenkins via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/16/625.

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