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Appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery in Oxford

Alert message sent 29/03/2019 09:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

At around 2pm on Saturday (23/3) the victim, a 31-year-old man, was walking along the Thames Path from Port Meadow towards Botley Road when he was approached by two men.

The two men threatened the victim with a knife and demanded he handed over his phone.

The victim managed to run off unharmed in the direction of Botley Road.

The first offender is described as a white man, around 5ft 9ins tall, aged between 20 and 25-years-old with a thin, long face. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket with a hood that was drawn tight around his face and blue jeans.

The second offender is described as an Asian man, around 5ft 5ins tall, aged between 20 and 25-years-old, stocky build with medium length dark hair. He was wearing a dark puffer jacket.

Investigating officer, PC Elizabeth Leach, based at Oxford police station said: “This is a concerning incident and it is fortunate that no one was injured.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information that could help with this investigation to come forward. The offenders were unusually dressed for a warm sunny day and I believe someone may have noticed this.

“You can get in touch using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43190088795. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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