Attempted robbery in broad daylight in Hitchin park

PUBLISHED: 12:43 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:40 09 May 2018

Police have appealed for witnesses after a reported attempted robbery in Hitchin.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a reported attempted robbery in Hitchin.


Police have appealed for witnesses after a report of an attempted robbery in broad daylight in a Hitchin park over the weekend.

The incident is described as happening at 1.30pm on Saturday, when police said a man was walking through Butts Close park along Elmside Walk when another man approached him from behind.

This person demanded the first man’s belongings. When he refused, the would-be robber made off in the direction of the Waitrose supermarket without taking anything.

The would-be mugger is described as a white man in his 20s with short black hair, about 5ft 5in tall and of medium build. He was wearing a grey top and blue jeans.

Det Sgt Karen Lewis from the North Herts local crime unit said: “It was a sunny day and there would have been a large number people in the park enjoying the weather.

“I am confident that someone would have seen this incident and would have information that would assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference G1/18/1416, or get in touch at

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

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