Teen robbers prey on younger boys in Hampstead

A GANG of teenagers robbed and beat up two younger boys in broad daylight in a Hampstead street.

The group of six youths aged between 13 and 15 set upon the two 12-year-olds outside the Burnham block in Fellows Road at 4pm on Thursday, October 21.

The younger boys were walking home from school when they were stopped by the group who asked them: “What do you have?”

The suspects led the boys to the side of the tower block and, fearing for his safety, one of the boys handed over his mobile phone to the teenagers. They punched one of the younger boys in the stomach before running away towards Eton Avenue.

Officers from Belsize police Safer Neighbourhoods Team were quick to attend the scene and took the victims for a drive around the area to look for the suspects. Six youths were identified in Fitzjohn’s Avenue at the junction with Buckland Crescent.

They were all arrested on suspicion of robbery and taken to a Camden police station. They have been bailed to return at a later date pending further enquiries and have bail conditions not to associate with one another or to enter the NW3 postal area.