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Hertfordshire Police: Appeal following an attempted robbery

September 20, 2012, 7:32 am

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an attempted robbery in Stevenage on September 12.

At around 11.55am the victim, a man in his 60s, was on his mobility scooter on a cycle path off Canterbury Way when the offender jumped out from behind some bushes. He asked the victim for money and threatened him, but ran from the scene when a cyclist came along.

The offender is a white male who was of a skinny build, around 5ft 8ins tall, he had dark brown straight hair that was just about to his shoulder and is described as having very bad acne. He was wearing a grey jumper and grey tracksuit bottoms.

PC Marianne Norton from the Local Crime Unit in Stevenage is investigating and said: “I would like to make a specific appeal to the cyclist who rode past to contact police as I believe they may have vital information about the offender and what happened.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may recognise the description of the offender or anyone who was in the area at the time and believes they saw the offender or what happened.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact PC Norton via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference E1/12/5582. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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