Stevenage Cyclist Robbed

22 February 2011, 16:10 | Updated: 7 March 2011, 15:51

A 13 year old boy was hit and robbed by five youths wearing New York Yankee baseball caps in Stevenage.

The boy was cycling through King George V Playing Field at around 5.30 last Friday when he was approached by the group.

They demanded he get off his bike and then knocked him to the ground before taking his black Nokia mobile phone. They ran off in the direction of Popple Way.

He suffered a cut to his lip.

The suspects were aged between 16 and 18, dressed in dark clothing with jumpers pulled up over the bottom of their faces. All were wearing New York Yankee baseball caps with logos on. The main offender is described as being slim, around five foot six inches tall, with ginger hair with a long fringe.

Detective Sergeant Gez Ellis said: "This was a cowardly attack by five youths on one young lad. It was a really distressing incident for the victim and we are appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident, to get in touch."