28/10/2016 Middlesbrough

Re-Appeal for Witnesses Following Attempted Robbery on Kirkland Walk in Middlesbrough

Police are re-appealing for information after a 51-year-old man was the victim of an attempted robbery on Kirkland Walk in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred at around 7:55pm on Monday 10th October when the victim was approached at an ice cream van by a group of three males who then threatened him with a pair of scissors and demanded money from him before they fled the scene empty handed towards Frampton Green.

The first suspect is described as a white man, around 20-years old and 6 ft tall. He had a tanned complexion with medium brown hair and was wearing a red polo top and a rucksack whilst carrying a yellow high-viz jacket with blue parts on it and an Asda carrier bag.

The second and third males are described as younger than the first, both wearing grey hoodies which were zipped up to their chins. One was shorter than the other and one was a white male who had a little bit of facial hair below his mouth.
A 17-year-old male was arrested in connection with the incident and was released without charge.

The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information regarding the identity of those responsible, is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Louise Sproson from Middlesbrough Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.