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Man injured in Harrogate attempted robbery

PoliceDetectives in Harrogate are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured in an attempted robbery.

The victim, a 47-year-old local man, suffered cuts and bruising to his face when he was attacked on St Andrews Avenue on Sunday 2 December 2012.

The victim was making his way towards Cawthorne Avenue at around 1.10pm when a small white van pulled up alongside him. A man got out of the van and repeatedly punched the victim in the face while demanding money from him.

The man then got back into his van and left the scene empty-handed.

Officers are appealing to anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Fionna McEwan, of Harrogate CID, said:

Fortunately, the victim was not seriously injured in the incident but has been left with visible injuries to his face.

I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the person responsible to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Fionna McEwan or Harrogate CID.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12120203189 when passing information about this incident.


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