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Knife wielding robber cuts victims face during attempted robbery in High Wycombe

| March 9, 2018

Alley from Castle Street to Priory Avenue over railway bridge. (Archive picture)

A man’s face was cut by a knife wielding robber during an attempted robbery in an alley in High Wycombe on Tuesday 13th February 2018.

A 55 year old man was walking in the alleyway near the railway bridge, off Priory Avenue, at 5.00pm. As the man approached the railway bridge he could see two other men.

As the man walked past the two men he felt one of a man grab his rucksack and pull it in an attempt to steal it. The victim then punched one of the offenders to stop his backpack being stolen.

One of the offenders then proceeded to assault the 55 year old man with a knife causing a minor cut to his face following which the victim fled the scene to seek assistance. The 55 year old man did not require hospital treatment and nothing was stolen during the incident.

The offender who assaulted the victim with a knife is described as an Asian man, aged in his early thirties, about 5ft 8ins tall and has a slim build. He had a beard and spikey black hair and was wearing a black tracksuit and black trainers.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Dale Lester, of High Wycombe Local CID, said: ‘This incident could have left the victim with a more serious injury, and we would like to speak to the man in this E-Fit image.

I would ask that anyone who recognises him or has any information which could help us locate him call us on 101.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who man have any information relating to this case to please call 101 quoting reference ‘43180046774’ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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