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Appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery in Stroud

An unknown man threatened the victim before demanding money

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Officers are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Stroud which took place at the weekend.

Police were contacted on Sunday, 28th November and informed that a man had been targeted whilst walking along Slad Road at around 6pm.

It was reported that the victim was walking along the road, near to the Fountain Inn, when he was stopped by an unknown man who threatened him with a knife before demanding money.

The offender was confronted by the victim before leaving on foot. He was described as being 5ft 10ins tall, in his 20s, of a slim build and had a local accent. He was wearing all black clothing with a dark woolly hat and face covering.

Officers conducted searches of the area but could not find the man. The victim was not injured and did not have anything stolen from him.

The Stroud Neighbourhood Policing team have been taking part in reassurance patrols and house to house enquiries.

Investigating officers are keen to hear from anyone who lives in the area and may have either dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage which could help the investigation.

You can provide information online by completing the following form and quoting incident 360 of 28 November: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

You can also call police on 101 or provide information anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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