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Police launch witness appeal following an attempted robbery in Aylesbury

| September 15, 2016

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police after an attempted robbery in Aylesbury.

On Wednesday 13th September 2016, at approximately 7.40pm, a woman was at the cash point at HSBC in Walton Road, Aylesbury. She was aware of a man was nearby. The woman took some money out of the ATM and when she moved to put the money into her purse the man accused her of stealing his wallet and made threats to kill her and told his dog to attack her.

The victim ran across the road towards the Aristocrat pub however the man ran after her but was prevented from following the victim into the pub and left.

The offender is described as white, 5 ft 10 ins, and had a scruffy appearance. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black and camouflage sun hat and had a black and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog with him.

The victim went to the police station to report the incident. On arrival she found the offender reporting to police that he had allegedly had his bag stolen by a group of Asian men. The victim recognised the man and explained this to police.

A 45-year-old man from Aylesbury has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and bailed until Tuesday 25th October 2016.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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