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Appeal for witnesses after attempt robbery in Wirksworth

Posted on 25th August 2017

Officers investigating an attempt robbery in the Derbyshire Dales are appealing for information.

On Tuesday, August 22 at around 4.30pm a 71 year-old man was walking along the High Peak Trail, towards Old Lane in Wirksworth, when he was confronted by a youth.

He threatened the man and asked him to hand over his possessions. The man refused and the youth ran off towards a wooded area.

The youth was described as between 15-19 years-old, 5ft 6ins tall, white and was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black hooded top and a scarf which covered the bottom half of his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC John Keys on 101 quoting reference number 17000360341.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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