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Police appeal for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Mill End Road, High Wycombe

| February 9, 2021

Mill End Road, High Wycombe. (Archive picture)

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following an attempted robbery in High Wycombe.

On Monday 8th February 2021, at around 10.40pm, a 24 year old man was walking along Mill End Road in High Wycombe.

As the 24 year old man got to the junction with Dashwood Avenue another man approached him from behind and held a knife to the face of the 24 year old man. A second man searched through the victim’s pockets.

While the attempted robbery was taking place a vehicle drove past which disrupted the robbery attempt, the 24 year old man took the opportunity to leave the scene of the incident before anything was stolen.

During the incident the 24 year old man suffered no serious injuries however he sustained minor cuts to his face.

The first man who took part in the attempted robbery is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall and was wearing a dark hooded jumper at the time of the attack. The second man was also white, around 5ft 4ins tall and wearing a grey hooded jumper or jacket and jeans with black shoes and black gloves. Both men spoke with local accents.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Patrick Cline, of High Wycombe Priority Crime Team, said: ‘This was a shocking incident in which the victim was attacked from behind by two strangers and a knife used to try and threaten him.

He is understandably shaken and it is fortunate that only minor injuries were sustained.

We are doing all we can to identify these men and would ask anyone who believes they might have seen them to come forward. We also believe a vehicle potentially disrupted the offence while it was happening and we are very keen to hear from the driver who may have key information.

Anyone with information should call 101 with reference 43210054903 or Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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