Robbers use broken bottle and knife in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 12:10 03 November 2014 | UPDATED: 17:02 04 November 2014

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Two robbers armed with a knife and a broken bottle stole money and a bicycle from a teenager after threatening him and his friends in Hatfield on Saturday.

The 16-year-old was crossing with two friends over the bridge across Link Drive near Goldings House at about 6.20pm, when two men, both white, smelling of alcohol, and appearing in their 30s, confronted them.

The first, who wielded a knife, was about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and wore a blue quilted jacket with brown elbow patches and grey tracksuit bottoms.

His largely built bald accomplice, who threatened the teenager’s friends with a broken bottle, had a short grey beard, and wore a grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable Ian Aldridge said: “For this 16-year-old boy and his friends, it was a frightening experience.

“We have good descriptions of these men and have reason to believe they may be local to the area so I’d ask people to contact us if they either witnessed the incident or can identify the two men described.”

Anyone who saw the attack or has information should contact DC Aldridge at Hatfield Police Station on 01707 806839, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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