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Attempted robbery in Post Office Walk

Friday 31 January 2020

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after an attempted robbery in Post Office Walk last Thursday 23rd January 2020.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm when the victim – a woman in her thirties, was walking down the alleyway between Fore Street and the multi-storey car park. A teenage boy ran past her and into a restaurant. The same boy then ran back towards the victim and attempted to grab her handbag.

The victim screamed and fell to the floor and the boy then let go of the bag and ran off.

The suspect is described as a white teenage boy age between 14 to 16 years old, around 6ft tall and of a thin build. He had dark curly hair and was wearing dark coloured clothing, including a dark coloured hoody.

Detective Constable Jan Hollis, who is investigating, said: "Thankfully the victim was not injured but this was understandably a distressing incident.

"I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

"Three kind people came to the victim’s assistance. We've already spoken to a lady who helped her but we are keen to speak to two unknown males who also assisted. 

“If you can help, please contact the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/7009/20.”

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via online web chat.

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