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Appeal for witnesses to an attempted robbery - Bromsgrove

We are appealing for witnesses or information following an attempted robbery in Bromsgrove on Saturday (29 June).

The incident happened at around 10.45pm outside an address on Lyttleton Avenue.

Two men, believed to be in possession of a knife, approached the victim and demanded money from him before assaulting him by punching and kicking him. The men fled the scene empty-handed.

The victim, a man in his 40s, sustained minor injuries and was was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

The first man is described as white, in his mid 20s, around 5'7" tall, of medium build, with brown hair, a neatly trimmed beard, wearing a black cap and a dark jacket. He is believed to walk with a limp.

The second man is described as of larger build and wearing a balaclava.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Iain Standing from West Mercia Police said: "This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and we take all reports of this nature extremely seriously.

"While investigations are ongoing, we are appealing to the public for their help in identifying those responsible and would urge anyone who witnessed the incident to please come forward." 

Anyone with any information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 940s of 29 June 2019.

Alternatively, people can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

Posted at: 2.35pm, Monday, 1 July, LK, Corporate Communications

Published 01/07/19