04/03/2016 Redcar and Cleveland

57-Year-Old Man Assaulted in Attempted Robbery, Eston

Police are appealing for information after a 57-year-old man was assaulted in an attempted robbery which happened in an alleyway between Station Road and Mansfield Road in Eston.

The incident occurred at around 5:35pm on Monday 29th February when the victim was carrying a hoover through the alleyway. A man approached him and threatened him to hand over money. The suspect then punched the victim in the face and there was a struggle before the suspect made off empty handed towards Station Road.

The suspect is described as aged in his late teens, around 5 ft 10” tall and of slim build. He was wearing a pair of light grey jogging bottoms, a light blue, black and white hooded jacket, dirty white trainers and he had a black coloured scarf covering his face.

The victim sustained a cut to his nose but did not receive medical treatment.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact PC Andrew Paice on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.