Police hunt robbers who targeted boys

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POLICE are hunting two robbers who stole mobile phones from three Chesterfield boys.

The 14-year-old boys were robbed near Auto Cars on Derby Road, Tupton, last Thursday.

Officers investigating the incident said the youngsters had been sitting on a grassy bank near Auto Cars at around 10pm when they spotted two men and two women walking on the opposite side of the road towards Chesterfield town centre.

Ten minutes later the two men walked back towards the boys, frightening the teenagers who ran off onto Nethermoor Lane.

But police said the two men followed the boys and grabbed and threatened one of them.

The men then walked off towards the Royal Oak pub but a couple of minutes later confronted the three boys again and assaulted them before stealing their mobile phones.

The robbers ran off and jumped over the wall of Auto Cars.

A passerby who went to search for the robbers ended up being assaulted himself when he asked two men he saw on Coupe Lane, Holmgate, if they were responsible.

One suspect was white, in his 20s, around 5ft 10ins and stocky.

He was wearing a light grey Nike crew neck jumper with the Nike motif on the chest, dark gloves and a knitted hat with a peak and the sides pulled down to cover most of his face.

The other was also white, in his early twenties, slim and around 6ft.

He was wearing a purple or blue hooded top with ‘Cross Hatch’ written across the chest in white and wore dark fingerless gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call Clay Cross CID on 0345 1233333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.