Robber leaves empty-handed after threatening man in city street

Posted on 9th October 2014

A would-be robber threatened a man with a knife but left empty-handed when the victim refused to hand over his wallet.

The attempted robbery happened in William Street, Derby, at about 4.30pm on Sunday, October 5.

A 37-year-old man was walking along the street when he was approached by the offender and told to hand over his wallet.

He then produced a small ‘Stanley’-type knife but ran off empty-handed after a brief struggle. The victim was not injured in the offence.

The offender was white with a tanned complexion, with short hair, dark stubble, and what were described as acne scars or bumps on his face. He was in his late-20s or early-30s.

Police investigating the robbery want to hear from witnesses or anyone who might recognise the offender from the description.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 42342/14. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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