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Appeal following attempted robbery - Stevenage

14 Sep 2020

In particular, officers would like to speak to an older couple who they believe saw what happened.

Between 9.30pm and 10pm on Tuesday, 1 September, a 17-year-old boy was approached by five men in the Six Hills Way underpass, close to the Rockingham Way junction. They circled him and demanded money.

The victim managed to get away from the men and ran home.

Detective Constable Trudi Howell said: “As the teenager was fleeing the men he passed an elderly couple who told him to run home as fast as he could, which he did.

“I would like to speak to this couple as I believe they may have seen what happened and could have valuable information that will help our investigation.”

The offenders are described as being black, aged in their early 20s, wearing tracksuits and travelling on bicycles.

If you are the couple who was in the area at the time please contact DC Howell by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/70315/20.

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