Man tries to steal phone in Buxton

Posted on 2nd October 2014

Police officers in Buxton are investigating an attempted robbery on a footpath off Bakewell Road in Buxton.

At about 9.15pm on Friday September 26 a 16-year-old local boy was walking down the steps from Morrisions supermarket to the Fairfield estate when he was approached by a man.  The man asked him for his phone and when the youth refused to hand it over he punched him in the face.

The offender then ran off down the steps.  He’s described as being white, about five feet ten inches tall, of heavy build and was wearing dark clothing.

The victim was not injured but was shocked by the incident.  Nothing was stolen.

Anyone who has any information about the attempted robbery or who was in the area at the time should contact DC Colin Jones on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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