Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a number of linked robbery incidents in Watford.
Two robberies and two attempted robberies occurred in the vicinity of Woodside Stadium at around 6.20pm on Tuesday, December 5. An iPhone 11 was taken from one of the victims and an iPhone 13, black JABRA headphones, a Hollister jacket and Nike trainers were taken from another.
Another robbery was reported at around 9.45pm in Katherine Place, Abbots Langley which is believed to be connected to the other incidents. The victim was made to drive to an ATM to withdraw cash.
The suspect is described as a white male aged in his 20s wearing dark clothing. It is believed he was in the possession of an imitation firearm which has now been seized from the scene.
Detective Sergeant Ayodeji Afolabi, who is investigating, said: “I am appealing to the public for any witnesses or information which may support our investigation. Our enquiries are at the early stages, and we are working to establish the circumstances around what has happened.
“If you live in the area or were in the area between 6pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday, please think if you remember seeing anything suspicious. I want reassure you that we are doing everything we can to trace the suspect responsible.”
Anyone who has information can contact DS Afolabi via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number 41/97185/23.
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org