A man who went on a robbing spree in Watford last week has so far managed to dodge police, officers have confirmed.

No one has been arrested after three robberies and two attempted robberies within hours near Woodside Stadium on Wednesday, December 5.

Among the victims was a 12-year-old girl, who had what she believed was a “pistol-type gun” put to her chest and told “give me what you’ve got” at around 6.20pm.

Another person was forced to drive from nearby Katherine Place to an ATM and withdraw cash. Herts Police believe the robber had an imitation firearm which was seized from the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, police said, and anyone with information can report it via their website or non-emergency number 101.

The child’s mother described the suspect as a white man, around 5ft 11ins, who was wearing all black including a long Zavetti Canada coat with a fluffy hood, black balaclava and black gloves. Police added he is thought to be in his 20s.

During the Watford robberies, an iPhone 11 was taken from one victim, while an iPhone 13, black JABRRA headphones, a Hollister jacket and Nike trainers were stolen from another.

The 12-year-old’s mum previously told the Watford Observer: “I feel sick to my stomach knowing my child had been through a traumatic experience like that but I’m glad her and the other people this happened to weren’t hurt.

“It's one of them things that you think will never happen to you.”