Hertfordshire police have appealed for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Hemel Hempstead.

The incident took place between 3.15pm and 3.45pm on Tuesday, November 21, when a man - described as around 18 to 20-years-old - attempted to take a rucksack from a victim in Rumballs Road.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 11in to 6ft tall and clean shaven with brown hair.

He was said to be wearing a black Hoodrich jumper with black jogging bottoms and red and white Nike trainers.

Detective Constable Michael Knight said: "Our enquiries are continuing, and I am urging anyone with information to please get in touch.

“Were you in the area at the time and saw what happened, or witnessed anyone acting suspiciously around Rumballs Road or Barnacres Road?

“If you have any information, no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be, please email me at michael.knight@herts.police.uk.

"Alternatively, if you were driving in the area and have a dash cam fitted, please check it as you may have recorded some crucial footage to assist the investigation.


"You can upload any footage here: https://upload.5fdams.aetopia.net?ref=7LOATK.” 

Information can be reported online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, quoting 41/93851/23.

Hertfordshire police's web chat function can be used by visiting herts.police.uk/contact.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.