POLICE have released an e-fit of a youth they want to speak to in connection with two robberies in Heckmondwike.
Both incidents happened in the early hours of Sunday June 24 when a gang of three males approached the victims and demanded their phones.
Last week, The Press reported a man being hit around the head with wooden planks while walking home from a night out.
It’s in relation to this attack and another nearby that officers want to trace the boy (pictured).
Phillip Steberis suffered several blows to his head with tree branches, was pushed to the floor and kicked in the face on Walkley Lane at around 3.15am.
The gang fled with his iPod and wallet.
Police believe the boys are linked to another attempted robbery which happened at 1.30am.
A man was walking through industrial units on Heckmondwike Road when he was hit over the head with a brick by the group.
He managed to escape unscathed and no property was stolen.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Officers are investigating both incidents and believe they are linked.
“They want to speak to three males in connection with both incidents who are described as white, aged in their late teens and are thought to be local.
“Call police on 101 quoting crime reference 13180306442 or 13180306449.”