'Shocking' robbery as student has ring taken at knifepoint in Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 11:02 31 October 2012
A STUDENT was robbed at knifepoint in Hatfield - in a crime a detective has described as "shocking".
The 21 year old had a ring stolen after he was approached by two men at the junction of Gorse Close and Hazel Grove.
It happened on Sunday night at around 8.20pm.
The first thief asked the victim for directions. and when he pointed commented on his distinctive jewellery.
The man pulled out a small knife, which police say was about two to three inches long, and removed the ring.
His accomplice searched the victim, before the pair made off in the direction of Lane End.
DC Glen Turrell-Oldacre, from the Local Crime Unit in Hatfield, said: “This is a truly shocking crime, where a member of the public has been threatened with a knife and had a treasured gift removed from him by force.
“I would urge anyone who saw this incident, these males, or knows who these offenders to pass this information to police.
“The item taken is quite distinctive and we would ask that anyone who is offered such an item for sale to contact us as soon as possible”
The ring is a 9ct white gold band encrusted with diamonds set into the band in the shape of a square.
A statement from police described the first man as a black male, around 5’9” tall, of medium build.
He was wearing a dark grey tracksuit consisting of jogging bottoms and a hooded top.
The second offender is described as black male, around 5’9” tall, of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number B2/12/3763. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111