Police appeal after moped thieves target pedestrians in Hampstead and Kentish Town

Stock picture of moped-riding robbers. Picture: Met Police/PA Archive

Stock picture of moped-riding robbers. Picture: Met Police/PA Archive - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

Police in Camden are appealing for information following two moped-enabled robberies in Kentish Town and Hampstead.

At 10.25pm on Thursday, October 8, a male victim was in Fortess Road, Kentish Town, close to the Junction Tavern public house.

The suspects approached on a moped and stole his mobile phone before riding off in the direction of Tufnell Park Underground Station.

Approximately five minutes later, a 28-year-old woman was walking along Hampstead High Street when two people on a moped approached her from behind and snatched her mobile phone out of her hand.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who witnessed either of the robberies.

Enquiries continue to establish whether the two incidents are linked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101.

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There have been no arrests.