Friday, August 17, 2007

These are the faces of five young men wanted by police in connection with a brutal robbery in which a teenage boy was stabbed repeatedly

Hackney Gazette:

Police have released the CCTV images taken in a kebab shop in the hope of finding witnesses to the robbery during which the 17-year-old was wounded in the abdomen and leg.

The robbery took place in Seven Sisters Road on Thursday, July 19.

The victim was surrounded by a five-strong gang, who tried to steal his bag at the 259 bus stop outside Costcutters at the Manor House junction at about 1am.

He pushed one of the group and ran off, but was pursued by the gang who caught up with him outside a number 29 bus stop on the way to Finsbury Park, where they attacked him and inflicted multiple stab wounds before running away with a dark Nike pouch-style bag.

The victim's injuries were not life-threatening and he is said to be making a good recovery in hospital.

The first suspect is in his late teens or early 20s and of thin build, with collar-length corn rows. He was wearing a black or dark blue baseball cap with a white logo on the front, a white baggy T-shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

He was carrying a blue carrier bag with a takeaway in it.

The second suspect is in his late teens or 20s and of thin or athletic build.

He was wearing a dark blue baseball cap with a white NY logo on the front and a smaller one on the back and a dark blue T-shirt with ITALIA written across the front in white.

He also had shellsuit-style blue trousers with white piping down the sides and white trainers.

The third suspect is in his late teens or early 20s and is thought to be of thin build. He was wearing baggy clothes.

He had a short shaved afro haircut and was wearing a black jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms with a white logo on the left thigh.

He also had a white sling around his neck supporting his left arm.

The fourth suspect is described as in his late teens to early 20s and was wearing a blue hoody with white stripes down the arms and a white adidas logo on the left breast, a dark blue woolly hat and dark tracksuit bottoms.

The fifth suspect is n his late teens or early 20s and of athletic build. He was wearing a T-shirt with long sleeves and grey and white horizontal stripes with black borders around the cuffs and neck, black trousers turned up at the bottom, black trainers and a grey belt that was hanging down.

His haircut was either a very close corn rows style put into a zigzag pattern, or the pattern had been shaved into a short afro.

Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Tom Clarke at Stoke Newington police station on 020 7275 3228, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.



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