A man kicked his way into a house’s back garden and robbed a woman sitting outside.

The suspect booted the garden gate open in Sydney Road, Watford, and reportedly told the victim in her 40s that he had been watching the house, before grabbing her phone.

During the robbery on Friday (December 8), between 5.30pm and 6pm, some members of the public attempted to intervene, but a second suspect then arrived to help the robber escape.

The phone was recovered but the pair managed to flee towards Hagden Lane on foot.

Herts Police today (December 11) confirmed an investigation has been launched and released two suspect descriptions to the Watford Observer.

The first was reportedly an Asian man, approximately 6ft 4ins tall, of slim build and around 25 years old. He had short black hair, brown eyes, and was wearing a black hoodie, grey tracksuit bottoms and a snood around his face.

The second was described as a black man, approximately 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build and around 20 to 30 years old. He was described as wearing a black hoodie, black tracksuit bottoms and a blue face mask.

A Herts Police spokesperson said the suspects and victim do not appear to be known to each other.

Anyone with information has been asked to report it via the force’s website, or by calling non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 41/98039/23.

Watford Observer: The robbery was in Sydney Road, Watford.The robbery was in Sydney Road, Watford. (Image: Google Maps)