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Appeal re Knifepoint Attempted Robbery of Disabled Man

May 5, 2018 Appeals

Appeal re Knifepoint Attempted Robbery of Disabled Man

Police are appealing for information after a would-be robber ordered a 47-year-old disabled man to give him money.

It happened at the bus stop outside Scarborough railway station at 9.05am on Tuesday, 1 May 2018.

The victim was approached by a man who asked for money.

When the victim refused, the suspect produced a knife.

The suspect left the scene empty handed after been deterred by a woman who was passing.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for information about the suspect, who is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build.

He was wearing a dark jumper and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Police would also like to speak to a woman who assisted the victim and stayed with him on the bus. Unfortunately the victim did not get her details at the time of the incident but she may have important information that could help the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Paul O’Neill. You can also email Paul.o’neill@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number NYP-02052018-0381

Contact details:

Paul O’Neill – #562
paul.o’neill@northyorkshire.pnn.police | 101

Incident reference:

NYP02052018-0381

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