Knifepoint robbery in Derbyshire village

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 9th January 2024

Police are appealing for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery took place in a Derbyshire village at the weekend.
The incident happened in Shirland, near Alfreton, on the evening of Saturday, January 6.
A spokesman for Alfreton Police SNT said today (Tuesday, January 9) at 1pm: “Officers are appealing for the public’s help after a teenager was robbed at knifepoint in Shirland.
“The incident happened when two boys, aged 15 and 16, were walking down Park Lane at around 7pm on Saturday, January 6.
“The pair were approached by four men on three mopeds. One of the riders stopped the boys, threatened them with a knife and demanded they hand over jewellery and mobile phones.
“Neither of the boys were physically hurt during the incident.”
The police spokesman continued: “A silver diamond star ring was handed over and the three bikes drove away down Park Lane in the direction of Westhouses.
“The rider of the bike who threatened the pair was described as being white, of large build and with a big nose. He was wearing a large grey puffa jacket and black motorcycle helmet.
“Anyone with information that may be able to assist officers with their enquiries is asked to contact us using any of the below methods, including reference 24*012020.”
• Website – We have crime reporting tools on our website: https://orlo.uk/0KVm0
• Facebook – send us a private message to the Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page
• Twitter – direct message our contact centre via @DerPolContact
• Phone – call us on 101
The spokesman added: “You can also anonymously contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website: https://orlo.uk/kceDQ.”

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