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.

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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.

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