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Police hunt teenager after mugging in South Oxhey
Police are hunting a teenage suspect after a 14-year-old boy was mugged for his mobile phone in South Oxhey.
Hertfordshire Constabulary said the victim, from Watford, was approached by a male on a push bike in Ralston Way at the junction of Hayling Road at around 8.30pm on Monday January 14.
The boy was then threatened and told to hand over his mobile phone, which he did.
The suspect then rode off to join a group of young men nearby.
Police said no physical contact was made with the boy and he sustained no injuries in the incident.
The suspect is described as a white man aged between 17 and 19 years old, of medium build and 5ft 9ins tall.
He said to be clean shaven and wearing a navy blue woollen deer stalker style hat, a grey hoody, jogging bottoms and white Adidas trainers with blue stripes. He was also riding a white mountain bike.
Detective Constable, Michael Macbeth said: "Although he was shaken by this incident, the boy was thankfully not injured. We are doing everything we can to find the man responsible for this robbery and I am appealing for anyone who may have been driving or walking in Ralston Way around the stated time and saw anything suspicious to come forward.
"Were you a part of the nearby group of teenagers, did you see them, do you know who any of them were or do you recognise the man described? Any information you provide could help us to find the man responsible."
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Macbeth on the non-emergency number 101 citing crime reference C3/13/43.
Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.