An appeal has been launched following an attempted robbery at a bus stop in Hemel Hempstead.

The incident occurred at around 9.10pm on Monday, September 18, in Marlowes, when an 18-year-old man was standing near the bus stop when he was approached by another man who tried to grab his phone.

The victim managed to keep hold of the phone before calling for help.

"Our enquiries are continuing, and we are appealing for anyone with information to please get in touch," said Investigator Deborah Newsham, from the Local Crime Unit.

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"CCTV footage shows several members of the public standing around the area at the time, including one who appears to speak with the suspect. I am asking this person to please come forward so we can work to establish the full circumstances around this incident.

"If you have any information which may assist our investigation, please email me at"

You can report information online at, via online web chat at, or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 41/75307/23.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at