Witness appeal in connection with attempted robbery in Derby street

Posted on 28th April 2014

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in which the victim tried to flag down a passing car are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened in Nottingham Road, Chaddesden at about 5.20am on Sunday, April 27.

The 31-year-old victim was walking along the road towards Pentagon Island when he was punched by the would-be robber and fell into Nottingham Road itself.

He was then told to hand over his valuables but, after trying to flag down a passing car, managed to escape.

The attempted robbery happened next to railings on Nottingham Road, near to an alleyway leading to Lindsey Close.

The offender was white, in his late-20s or early-30s, closely shaved hair, about 6ft tall and of muscular build. He wore a white, red and blue chequered shirt, green combat trousers and white trainers.

Did you see the attempted robbery take place, or do you know someone matching the description?

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 189 of April 27, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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