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Police are appealing for information following two attempted robberies in Loftus on Saturday 18th November.
The first incident occurred at 4pm near to Loftus Social Club when a woman was approached by man who demanded for her to hand over her purse. The victim refused and ran away.
The second incident occurred at around 4:30pm on West Road at the cash machine at Morrisons. The victim withdrew some cash and a man tried to push him out of the way and take his money.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery in connection with the incidents and has been released on bail pending enquiries.
Anyone who witnessed the incidents or anyone with CCTV/ dash cam footage which shows the incidents is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting 286694.
Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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