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SCOOTER SNATCHED: Man charged with robbery in Watford

 Published on: 1st July 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been charged in connection with a robbery in Watford.

Police were contacted to reports of a robbery which occurred just before 4am on Sunday, June 16. It is reported that the victim, a woman aged in her 20s, was riding her e-scooter along Station Road when two men allegedly ran after her and brought the e-scooter to a stop. They demanded that she hand over the e-scooter and threatened her with what was believed to be a screwdriver.

The suspects then made off with the e-scooter.

Following extensive CCTV enquiries, two suspects were identified.

James Culpeck, 18, of no fixed abode, was arrested, charged and remanded on Thursday, June 27, and appeared before Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on Friday, June 28. He was remanded into custody and will next appear at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday, July 30.

The second suspect, a man aged in his 20s, was arrested on Friday, June 28, on suspicion of robbery. He was subsequently released on conditional bail whilst enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Ben Chandler, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “We’ve been working hard to try and identify the individuals involved in this incident. There is no place for this type of behaviour in Watford and I hope these arrests provide reassurance to the local community. If anyone has any information that could help with our investigation, please don’t hesitate to contact me at ben.chandler@herts.police.uk quoting crime reference number 41/48367/24.”

You can also report information online, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form.

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