Woman injured after attempted robbery in St Albans

Police are warning cyclists to secure their bikes after a series of thefts in Hitchin

Police are warning cyclists to secure their bikes after a series of thefts in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

A woman was injured in St Albans after an attempted robbery last week.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and information after the failed theft on Thursday, May 29 in Clarence Park at around 7.30pm.

The 30-year-old woman was walking in the park when a man tried to take her bag. She then fell to the ground and cut her leg and the man ran off towards York Road.

The man is described as Asian, in his 20s, of slim build and around 5ft 6ins tall. He had short dark hair and was wearing light grey trousers, a white long sleeved shirt with a red tie and a light grey waistcoat.

Detective Constable Neil Pugh said: “Thankfully the woman wasn’t seriously injured but was left understandably shaken by what happened.

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“It is believed the offender may have been loitering near the entrance to park, on Hatfield Road, prior to the incident and so I would ask anyone who believes they saw a man matching the stated description prior to or after the incident to contact me straight away.”

Anyone with information should contact Herts Police on the non-emergency number 101.

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Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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