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 Did you witness an attempted robbery in Crook?


Officers are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Crook.

The victim was walking along the footpath between Metallink and Bonds Foundry factory near Prospect road at around 5pm on Wednesday (June 12).

A man described as being in his late 20’s with a thick brown beard, wearing a black tracksuit approached the woman and asked her for a cigarette which she gave him.

He then asked for money but when the woman refused the man became aggressive and attempted to steal her handbag without success.

Police are now keen to trace a female dog walker who was seen on the footpath at the time of the incident walking from the direction of Peases Way.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact PC Jason Quye on 101 quoting reference number 324 of June 12.