Two people were robbed in South Oxhey - one at knifepoint - in separate attacks just days apart.

Herts Police were called at around 4.30pm on Saturday, April 20, after a 15-year-old boy was mugged in Lincoln Drive.

Two men approached the victim from behind, pushed him up against a metal fence and hit him, although he did not suffer any injuries.

One of the muggers reportedly demanded the victim hand over his phone and ear pods, before producing a knife and forcing the victim to unlock the phone.

The thief then told him to run and the offenders fled in the direction of South Oxhey train station.

The two suspects were described as black men 5ft 7ins and 5ft 9ins tall in dark grey clothes and a black tracksuit.

One mugger was wearing a black snood scarf and a black ‘Trapstar’ pouch with the letter ‘T’ in white on it, while the other had a black raincoat and black surgical mask on.

Just days earlier, on Wednesday, April 16, a man in his 20s was targeted in Fairfield Avenue - which is just two minutes' drive from Lincoln Drive.

The victim was reportedly pushed from behind at around 10.30pm and had his rucksack stolen as he fell to the ground.

The suspects were described as four white boys aged between 16 and 17 years old and around 5ft 6/7ins tall. Enquiries are ongoing and any information can be reported online or on 101, quoting crime referencing number 41/30546/24.

Police have confirmed they do not believe the two incidents are linked.

Detective Inspector Dan Bhamra said: “I am interested in appealing for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the Lincoln Drive area between 4.15pm and 4.30pm to report it to police.

“Our investigation is ongoing, and we would welcome any witnesses or anyone who has information which may support our enquiries.”

Any information can be reported to police online or on 101, quoting crime reference number 41/313388/24 for Lincoln Drive and 41/30546/24 for Fairfield Avenue.

Residents voiced concern on social media, with one referring to the knifepoint robbery saying: “Hope your boy’s ok. These people need to be caught fast before someone gets seriously injured.”

“I hope that your son is okay,” another commenter added. “How scary that situation must have been for him.

“No one should have to worry about that happening, especially in broad daylight.”