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Appeal after attempted robbery – Yeovil

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We’re seeking witnesses and information after an attempted robbery in Yeovil.

It happened at about 5pm on Wednesday 28 August in the area of Lower Wraxhill Road and Sandhurst Road. A teenager approached a 25-year-old woman as she walked along the pavement. He asked if there were any toilets nearby. She stopped to speak to him and he grabbed for her jacket.

She pulled away from him and he ran off down Sandhurst Road towards West Coker Road.

The would-be thief is described as white, aged between 15 and 18, about 5ft 8ins tall and of “skinny” build with short light-coloured hair. He wore dark-coloured clothing: shorts, a hooded top, baseball cap and trainers.

If you saw the incident or have any information which could help, get in touch, quoting reference 5219198501.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219198501

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.