Manhunt for attempted takings robber

A man who tried to steal a bag of takings in a street attack this morning (Tuesday) is being hunted by police.

The offender grabbed the hessian bag of cash which was being taken to the bank from the victim as he walked with a woman towards the zebra crossing by Waitrose on High Street, Stevenage at 10.30am.

Despite being punched in the face, the victim held on to the bag and the criminal ran off.

The attacker is described as white, 6ft 3” tall, between 18 and 24-years-old, and slim with a stubbly face. He was wearing a blue hooded top with a red logo on the front, with the hood up, and dark coloured trousers or matching tracksuit bottoms. He had braces on his teeth.

Investigating officer, Dc Bev Jennings said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who saw the incident or saw a man matching his description in the area during or after the incident to contact police.

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“The victim was approached in the Post Office after the incident by a man who asked if he was OK. He was described as a white man, in his late 20s, wearing a yellow top and blue jeans. It is thought this man may have witnessed the incident and I would specifically ask him to make contact.”

If you can help, call Herts Police on 0845 33 00 222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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