A man has been robbed in a Harpenden street by four armed males.

The robbery took place in Northfield Road on Sunday, between 9pm and 10pm, when the victim was reportedly approached by four other males, who were described as possessing bladed weapons.

The man was threatened and sustained a minor injury to his collarbone, police have said.

Several personal items, including a watch, wallet, passport, bank card and driving licence were reported as stolen.

Detective Sergeant Paul Wadsworth, who is investigating, said: "Our enquiries are continuing, and we are appealing for anyone with information to please get in touch.

"Were you in the area at the time and saw what happened, or have any further information that may assist our ongoing enquiries?

"I appreciate this may cause some concern among the local community, and my team is doing all it can to establish the full circumstances of this incident.


"As part of our investigation, I am also keen to trace a bronze Peugeot 3008 that has been reported as stolen and remains outstanding. If you have seen it, or saw a vehicle that matches this description being driven suspiciously around the Northfield Road area at the times specified, please get in touch.

"Anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, can email me directly at paul.wadsworth@herts.police.uk."

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/76676/23.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.