The Barnet and Potters Bar Times reports that on last Friday in Downage, a young boy of 12 was violently robbed of his PSP and mobile phone.
He was thrown to the ground, injuring his hand, while his PSP and mobile phone were stolen. The boy was taken to Barnet Hospital, suffering concussion, cuts and bruising, and remained there over the weekend
It was revealed earlier that two-thirds of all street robberies involve expensive electronic equipment. Officers now worry that the PSP will now become the target of choice as this is the second theft of this nature since Christmas.
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.”
I have to admit that I believe it to be a sad thing when two adults have to beat up and rob a 12 year old for something. I hope they catch the two soon and I also hope the kid is alright.