Attempted robbery in Devizes - appeal for information

Alert message sent 02/09/2019 10:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

We’re appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Devizes. 

At approximately 8pm on August 31, a man in his 20s was walking in the alleyway between Nursteed Road and DS Smith packaging factory when a man jumped out on him from a hedgerow. 

The man demanded he hand over cash – but the victim refused.

At this point, a second man jumped out from the hedgerow and made threats to assault the victim. 

The victim continued walking and the two men followed him for a short period of time. 

At this point, a woman believed to be aged in her 30s with curly hair and wearing dark sunglasses, cycled past.

PC Nicola Cross said: “This woman may have information which could help us identify the two suspects and we’d urge her to get in touch.

“The victim in this case wasn’t injured but he was left shaken up. We’d ask anyone with information to call us as it could help with our enquiries.”

The two suspects are described as white, approximately 5 ft 5 inches tall and of slim build. They had dark hair and are believed to be aged in their late 20s. One of the men was smoking a roll-up.  Both were wearing dark tracksuits with hoodies.

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190086337.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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