E-fits released in hunt for teenage gang over cemetery robberies

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Police are hunting a teenage gang after spate of robberies in a cemetery in Sheffield.

Detectives have released e-fits of two of three men they believe are responsible for attacking three people in a fortnight in Burngreave Cemetery.

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During the latest robbery the gang stole the handbag from a 64-year-old woman as she walked through the cemetery at around 5.20pm on Tuesday, October 6.

The woman received minor injuries after being pushed to the floor by three men, who are described as Eastern European, in their late teens with olive skin.

Two of them were wearing dark coloured hooded tops and the third had on a light coloured hooded top.

Other items take was a green USB stick containing documents relating to the victim’s local church.

Police are linking it to two further robberies in the cemetery.

The first occurred at around 2.30pm on Tuesday, September 22 and the second at around 12.50pm on Saturday, September 22.

Officers have stepped up patrols in the area and are reviewing CCTV. They are also meeting with local politicians to discuss partnership working.

Police are hoping the e-fits will trigger new leads and believe someone in the community knows the offenders.

PC Lucy Marriott said: “Because the victims were taken by surprise and pushed to the floor, they were only able to provide limited descriptions.

“But someone in the community must know something about who these offenders are – whether they have been talking about the attack or trying to sell any of the items taken.”

n Call 101 quoting incident number 792 of September 22 with information.