Man robbed in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 10:24 10 September 2012

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WITNESSES are being sought following a "nasty" robbery in St Albans last Friday, September 7.

Detectives from Herts Police are appealing for information and assistance in finding a helpful taxi driver following the incident.

The robbery occurred when the victim, a man in his twenties, was walking along Camp Road at the Dellfield junction, when he heard footsteps behind him at about 11pm.

A police spokesman said the victim was approached by two men, one of whom was carrying what appeared to be a wooden bat, who demanded his belongings.

The victim removed his wallet which was then allegedly snatched by one offender while the other forcibly removed his rucksack.

The pair, described as white and aged in their early to mid-20s, were about 5’11” tall and wearing white hooded tops.

A taxi driver appeared to have witnessed this incident and shouted at the offenders who then ran away, towards Alban Way.

The taxi driver then took the victim around the streets looking for the offenders but they could not find them.

Detective Sergeant Nina Yuill, investigating, said: “This was a nasty incident which has left the victim in a great deal of shock. I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who saw two males matching these descriptions to get in touch without delay.

“I am also particularly keen to speak to the taxi driver who came to the aid of the victim. If this is you, or you know who it is, please call us.

“You are not in any trouble - we just need to speak with you as part of our investigations.”

Anyone with information should contact DS Yuill on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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