12 year-old kid hospitalised due to PSP theft

Kid CryingThe Barnet Times are reporting a violent robbery of a PSP which resulted in a 12-year old boy being hospitalised. As the boy was leaving his school in Hendon at about 4pm, a group of teenagers approached the boy.

The robbers then threw the boy on the ground and robbed him of his PSP and mobile phone, injuring his hand in the process. He suffered a concussion and was treated for the cuts on his hand and  had to stay at the hospital over the weekend.

The Police have revealed earlier that two-thirds of all street robberies involve the theft of expensive portable electronic gadgets, and they fear that the PSP will follow the iPod as the new “gadget-to-rob”. There have been two more violent robberies of the PSP since it came out.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Murray Duffin, of Barnet police, said: “Sadly, small portable items of technology are just too much of a temptation to some of the criminal fraternity, and things like PSPs and iPods that are not used in school should maybe be left safely at home or kept well out of sight when in the street. The amount of violence used in this attack was unnecessary and gratuitous and we would hope that anyone with any information about this incident will contact us quickly.

One robber was described as Asian, aged about 18, and was wearing a green camouflage, hooded jacket. A second was a dark skinned European man, also aged about 18, and wearing a navy blue hooded top. If you have any information, call police on 020 8733 4595.
Kid CryingThe Barnet Times are reporting a violent robbery of a PSP which resulted in a 12-year old boy being hospitalised. As the boy was leaving his school in Hendon at about 4pm, a group of teenagers approached the boy.

The robbers then threw the boy on the ground and robbed him of his PSP and mobile phone, injuring his hand in the process. He suffered a concussion and was treated for the cuts on his hand and  had to stay at the hospital over the weekend.

The Police have revealed earlier that two-thirds of all street robberies involve the theft of expensive portable electronic gadgets, and they fear that the PSP will follow the iPod as the new “gadget-to-rob”. There have been two more violent robberies of the PSP since it came out.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Murray Duffin, of Barnet police, said: “Sadly, small portable items of technology are just too much of a temptation to some of the criminal fraternity, and things like PSPs and iPods that are not used in school should maybe be left safely at home or kept well out of sight when in the street. The amount of violence used in this attack was unnecessary and gratuitous and we would hope that anyone with any information about this incident will contact us quickly.

One robber was described as Asian, aged about 18, and was wearing a green camouflage, hooded jacket. A second was a dark skinned European man, also aged about 18, and wearing a navy blue hooded top. If you have any information, call police on 020 8733 4595.

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