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Police seek witnesses following robbery in Rugby

Officers in Rugby are investigating an attempted robbery that took place around the South Street area of Rugby, and are appealing for information from the public.

The incident happened between 3:30pm and 4pm yesterday evening (Wednesday, 5 July).

The victim, a man in his 20's had been talking on the phone whilst walking along the grass path between South Street and Abbey Street, when he has been approached by an unknown man from behind.

The offender has attempted to steal the victim's phone and having been unsuccessful fled the scene.

The victim has noticed a wound to his leg following the attempted robbery.

He received treatment at hospital for a minor injury and released later that day.

The offender is described as a white male around 5 10" tall and of slim build, around 40 years of age, with short fair hair, wearing blue jeans and a light coloured top.

Detective Constable Adam James of Warwickshire Police, said: "We are urging anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident and witnessed anyone acting suspiciously to contact the police as soon as possible"

"Fortunately he was not seriously injured but has been understandably shaken by the ordeal.

"Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101."

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity within the area, or has any information which would help them with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 294 of 5 July 2017, or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their website

Issued 5:24pm, Thursday 6 July 2017, Kieren Bodill, Corporate Communications

Published 06/07/17