Appeal for Witnesses to Attempted Robbery

POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses after an attempted robbery in Stevenage on Saturday. A man was approached by two men as he was walking in an alleyway which runs adjacent to London Road and Stevenage Borough Football Club, sometime betwe

POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses after an attempted robbery in Stevenage on Saturday.

A man was approached by two men as he was walking in an alleyway which runs adjacent to London Road and Stevenage Borough Football Club, sometime between 1.15am and 1.45am.

They asked him for his wallet but the man refused. The offenders then struck the man to the side of his body with a large spanner and ran off towards the Broadwater area, without his wallet.

The man suffered slight injuries during the incident.


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The first offender is described as white, aged between 18 and 20, between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 10ins tall, and of a slim build. He has short dark brown shaved hair and was wearing a dark green or grey parka style coat which had a fur collar, and a red T-shirt underneath.

The second offender was described as white, also aged between 18 and 20, about 6ft tall, and of medium build. He also has short dark brown shaved hair and was wearing a baggy dark grey hooded jumper which had lots of zips on it, and dark blue denim jeans.

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PC Kirsty Rusbridge, investigating, said: "Although this incident took place in the early hours, it was near to a main road and someone may have seen it take place.

"I would urge anyone who believes they may have seen this attempted robbery, or any suspicious behaviour around the time of the offence, to contact police as soon as possible, quoting crime reference number E1/09/4047.

"If you can help, please contact police via the non-emergency number on 0845 3300222. You can also call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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