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Thieves snatch £1,000 Apple iPhone from River Stort towpath walker in Bishop's Stortford

A man walking beside the River Stort had his £1,000 Apple iPhone stolen by two men who asked him the time.

The theft happened on Saturday (Sept 18) at about 2.15pm as the victim was strolling along the towpath between Tanner's Wharf and Pig Lane in Bishop's Stortford.

PC Derek Lewin, of the town's community policing team, said: "The man had his phone out in his left hand when two men approached and asked 'What's the time?'

"He replied and the offenders then asked if they could see, so he showed them the screen of his phone. One of them grabbed the phone and they ran off towards Tanner's Wharf."

Both thieves were white. One is described as in his mid to late 20s, about 5ft 10in and slim. He had light brown hair and a scar on his nose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt and jeans.

The other was about 6ft, of medium build, clean shaven, with short dark hair and wearing a dark T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101. You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in the force communications room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via the independent charity's untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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