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Police appeal after attempted robbery in Melton

Detectives investigating an incident where a man tried to steal a handbag from a woman in a mobility scooter are asking for any witnesses to make contact.


It happened at around midday yesterday (Thursday 14 October) in Nottingham Road, Melton.


The victim, who is in her 60s, was approached by a man on a black mountain bike who threatened her and tried to take the handbag, but was unsuccessful. He then punched the victim on the arm.


The man is believed to be between 18 and 25 years old and made off towards the town centre.


Nottingham Road, Melton, where the attempted robbery happened. Photo: Google


Detective Sergeant Jon Putnam, from Melton CID, said: “This incident happened on a busy road in broad daylight, so I am sure there will have been pedestrians and motorists who saw what happened.


“I’d like to speak to anyone who was travelling along Nottingham Road at around 12pm yesterday – particularly those with a dashcam in their vehicle.


“Any information or footage you have, no matter how insignificant you think it is, could help our investigation.”


You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference 21*566830. Alternatively call 101.

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