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Appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery - Oxford

Tuesday 13 May 2014, 8:17am

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Cowley.

At 8pm on 6 May, a man was walking along the subway under the eastern bypass from Fern Hill Road towards the BMW plant.

He was approached by another man who pushed him against a wall and demanded the victim hand over his property.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, kicked the suspect in the shins and ran away.

The offender was a black male, aged in his mid twenties. He was 6ft 3ins tall, of average build and had very short black hair. He was wearing a black Adidas hooded top which had three white stripes down both the arms.

Investigating officer PC Paul Jones from Oxford police station said: “Due to the time of night it was still light and people would have been using the subway. If anyone was in the area and used the underpass and recognises the man from the description given, please contact me via the Thames Valley Police enquiry line on 101.”

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