Teenager robbed in St Albans

A TEENAGE boy was left with minor injuries following an alleged robbery in St Albans on Sunday.

The incident happened between 2.30am and 2.35am on Dellfield, at the junction with Park View Close and Cell Barnes Lane.

Three teenagers, two boys and one girl, were walking along the road when they were approached by a group of between four and six young men. One of the men shouted a question, but the teenagers carried on walking.

One of the offenders is then said to have punched one of the teenage boys, knocking him to the ground, before kicking him. He then restrained him and demanded the boy’s bag.

Another thief is alleged to have demanded the girl’s bag, which was being carried by the other teenage boy.

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Both bags were taken and the group made off on foot prior to police arrival.

The main offender was described as of medium build, about 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall and aged between 19 and 20. He was wearing a dark grey hoodie, with tracksuit bottoms and a dark-coloured bandana over his face.

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All the other men were wearing dark bandanas.

Detective Constable Karen Webb, from the Local Crime Unit, said: “This was an unpleasant, unprovoked ordeal for the victim, who received minor injuries, and his two friends.

“I am appealing for anyone with information, who witnessed the incident or saw the group of offenders leaving the area to come forward. You may even be able to identify them. If so, please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should ring DC Webb via the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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