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1 February 2011, 06:00
A group of teenagers have been mugging people in Stevenage after attacking them with a taser gun.
The robberies, which have been carried out by a group of six young men between the ages of 16 -18, took place in Upper Sean, Shephall Green and Shephall Way between 6pm and 8pm on Friday, January 28.
In each case they used a taser on their victims, leaving them with face and neck injuries.
A small quantity of cash, a blackberry mobile, a Samsung Tako phone, a Nokia 7100 Supernova, a Nokia C3 and black leather case were stolen from some of the victims.
So far three people have been arrested and police say there are other suspects they want to speak with.
Investigating officer, DI Gary Atkinson, said: “Robberies of this nature are extremely rare in Hertfordshire and we are working hard to bring those responsible to justice.
"I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any of the robberies or who may have seen a group of young men in this area of Stevenage acting suspiciously, to get in touch. I’d also be interested to speak to anyone who may have been offered any of the stolen items for sale."
He added: “I am also appealing to parents who live in the area to speak to their teenagers to see if they are aware of anything that could help us in our investigations. Any information you provide, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us to bring those responsible for these robberies to justice.”
Two 17-year-old boys from Stevenage have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. One remains in custody and the other has been released on bail and is due to return to Stevenage police station in March.
A 16-year-old boy from Stevenage has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, he has been released on bail and is due to return to Stevenage police station in March.