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Witness appeal following attempted robbery in Weymouth

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following an attempted robbery in Weymouth.

It is reported that at around 3pm on Saturday 16 July 2022 the victim – a local man aged in his 50s – was approached by two teenage girls in an alleyway off Rodwell Avenue.

One of the girls, who was in possession of a knife, demanded that the victim handed over his wallet.

The victim refused and the suspects ran away from the scene in the direction of Chapelhay.

One of the offenders is described as white, around 16 or 17 years old, five feet ten inches tall and of very slim build with blonde or silver shoulder-length hair. She was wearing a teal-coloured Nike tracksuit.

The second person is described as white, around 16 or 17 years old, five feet eight inches tall with black spiked hair and was wearing a black tracksuit.

Police Constable Reuben Wilkinson, of Weymouth police, said: “This incident understandably left the victim feeling shaken and we are carrying out enquiries to identify those responsible.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and witnessed what happened, or saw two girls running in the vicinity, to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220114599. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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