Sentimental chain stolen from 12-year-old boy in Hemel Hempstead
Family appeals for the public's help
Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy had his chain stolen from him in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday afternoon.
Officers were called at 6.10pm on Saturday, the incident is reported to have happened in a garage block behind Quartermass Road.
A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said: "A 12-year-old boy was approached by an unknown male who asked him to hand over his chain.
"The boy did so and the male rode off on a blue bicycle.
"He was wearing a black hoodie and a face mask.
"There is no mention of the boy being threatened at any time, but he was worried he may be hurt if he didn’t hand it over."
The victim's family are appealing for witnesses to come forward and contact police if they have any information about the incident.
The mum, who does not wish to be named, said: "My son had his chain stolen in Warners End on Saturday afternoon, it happened between 4pm and 5pm.
"He was on his scooter when the boy approached him, he handed the chain over because he was afraid he may have been hurt if he didn't.
"The chain has sentimental value to my son, his older brother gave it to him.
"If anyone has any information about this please call police on 101."