Police appeal for witnesses after attempted St Albans robbery

Police and ambulance service were called to Hitchin Road on the A602 following a crash between a van

Police and ambulance service were called to Hitchin Road on the A602 following a crash between a van and a motorbike - Credit: Archant

Witnesses and information are being sought by police as they hunt for two teenagers who tried to rob a 38-year-old man in St Albans.

The man was approached by the teenagers at around 9.05pm on January 29 while he was walking along Old London Road towards Sopwell Lane.

They were walking in the opposite direction but turned to follow the victim before cornering him in Sopwell Lane and demanding he hand over property.

He managed to run away and was followed for a short time before the pair, described as two black males in their mid to late teens and of a slim build, walked off towards Cottonmill Lane.

Det Con Paul Cullinan said: “Firstly I would like to make a direct appeal to a woman who is not involved in the incident but stopped to check the victim was ok directly after.


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“The only description of the lady that we have is that she had shoulder length blonde hair. If this was you please contact me.

“I would also appeal to anyone else was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to call with information.”

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Anyone with information should contact the Herts Police non-emergency number 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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