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Witness appeal following attempted robbery in Farnborough

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following reports of an attempted robbery in Farnborough


At around 9.50pm last night (Sunday 10 April), a man in his 50s was approached by a masked male in an alleyway between Montgomery Road and Cove Road, adjacent to the Tradesmans Arms pub.


The suspect approached the victim and threatened him with a knife before demanding his wallet.


The victim refused and the suspect ran off towards Montgomery Road.


Nothing was taken and the victim was not injured during the incident.


The suspect has been described as being aged between 15 and 20, 5ft 4ins tall and of skinny build.


He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, a black bandana which covered his face, black jeans and black shoes.


Officers have launched an investigation and have been carrying out enquiries but are now asking the public for help.


Were you in the area at the time? Did you see anyone acting suspiciously or matching the description given above?


Do you have any CCTV images, Ring doorbell or dash-cam footage that could help the investigation?


Anyone with information can call 101, quoting the reference 44220141389. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.