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Weighted sock used to attack victim during attempted robbery in Aylesbury

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An attempted robbery in Aylesbury took place in Aylesbury on Thursday 25th October 2018.

At around 12.45am, a man in his twenties was walking from Aylesbury town centre along the California Brook towards Coxhill Way. A man approached him and told him to empty his pockets. Another man was following behind the first man.

The first man pulled what appeared to be a weighted sock out from the front pouch of his hooded top. He hit the man in his twenties with the weighted sock, striking his neck and head and then assaulted him by grabbing him by the neck.

The man in his twenties managed to get away and ran in to Coxhill Way, while being chased by the second man. The man in his twenties then stopped and asked what the offenders wanted, the first man then threatened to stab the man in his twenties.

The man in his twenties was chased down Penn Road and in to Eaton Road, but the offenders did not manage to catch up with him again. The man in his twenties sustained a cut to his head but did not require hospital treatment.

Both offenders are described as Asian, around 5ft 11ins and of slim to medium build. The first offender was wearing baggy trousers and had two coats with a hood up, a black rain coat and a Puma scarf over his nose. The second offender had a small dark moustache and was wearing a beanie-style hat.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Thomas Booth, of Aylesbury Investigation Hub, said: ‘This was an unprovoked attack and it’s important that anyone who saw what happened comes forward.

If you witnessed this or think you recognise the description of the offenders, please contact police.

If you have any information please call the 24-hour non-emergency number on 101 or use the online reporting system, quoting reference 431803255860.

If you don’t want to speak to the police you can alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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