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CCTV appeal over attempted robbery – Taunton

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Do you recognise this person?

We’re issuing these CCTV images of a man we’d like to trace as part of our investigation into an attempted robbery in Taunton.

It happened at about 5.15am on Saturday 2 November in Staplegrove Road, near its junction with Chip Lane. The pictures show a man who was in the area at the time.

A 45-year-old woman was walking to work when a man threatened her with a screwdriver and demanded her rucksack. There was a struggle and the woman fell to the ground before managing to run away.

A few minutes later the man tried again, while the woman was still in Staplegrove Road. He made off empty-handed through the grounds of Taunton School towards Greenway Road when other people approached.

The suspect was white, aged 20 to 30, between 5ft 10ins and 5ft tall and slim. He wore a dark-coloured hoodie and trousers.

The victim suffered a bump on the head and grazing when she fell.

If you recognise the person in the image, were in the area at the time, or have any other information which could help, get in touch quoting reference 5219253548.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219253548

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.