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Did you witness an attempted robbery in Wellington?

Officers investigating an attempted robbery in Wellington are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

It happened in an alleyway between Dawley Road and St Giles Close at around 12.15pm on Monday (5 February).

A 15-year-old boy was walking when he was approached by a man - described as being dressed in all black and wearing a balaclava - who is reported to have threatened him and demanded the victim hand over his money and mobile phone.

Nothing is believed to have been taken but the teenager was left shaken up by the incident. It is not known in what direction the man left and there are no further descriptions available at this time.

Enquiries are currently ongoing but officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 471S of 9 February.

Issued: 10am, Monday 12 February, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

 

Published 12/02/18