Hitchin: Delivery driver targeted in cell phone heist

A delivery driver was forced to the ground during a burglary in Hitchin where two cell phones were stolen.

Detectives investigating the theft would like to speak with a man, captured on CCTV, who they believe could help with investigations.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Thursday, October 14 at Willow Tree Way. The suspect then fled towards Old Hale Way.

Sgt Anna Luxon, Local Crime Unit, said: “We are appealing for witnesses and information on this incident. If you live nearby and saw something suspicious or CCTV captured something unusual, please contact us.

“Also, if you recognize the man in the picture, we would love to hear from you. He was in the area at the time of this incident and may have information that could assist us in our investigation.”


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The man the police would like to speak with is described as being black, 5ft 10in, and slender with short, dreadlocked hair that reached down to the middle of his neck, a thick mustache and a short beard.

He was wearing a black blue sweatshirt, black skinny sweatpants with a white line down one side of the legs, and black sneakers.

He was with another man described as black and 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a white, silver and black hoodie and a white and silver snood.

Those with information can contact DS Luxon directly by emailing [email protected], online at herts.police.uk/report, or by calling the non-urgent number 101, citing the criminal reference. 41/80056/21.

Alternatively, you can remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimesstoppers-uk.org.

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