Man flees from Wycombe street thieves

Man flees from Wycombe street thieves

Man flees from Wycombe street thieves

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A WALKER managed to escape from two men who pushed him against a wall during an attempted robbery in High Wycombe.

The 23-year-old man was walking along Lindsay Avenue at about 6.40am on May 3 when he was approached by two men.

Police said the men pushed the walker against a wall and demanded he hand over his belongings – but he managed to wriggle free and ran towards Dashwood Avenue at the junction with Green Street.

The man spoke to the driver and passenger of a white van and the driver of a small hatchback, which displayed a learner driver badge, at the junction before he finally managed to evade the chasing attackers.

Police are appealing for the drivers of these vehicles to come forward.

Officers said the first of the two alleged attackers is described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, about 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build, with short dark hair, and a pale complexion.

He was wearing a dark hooded jumper, dark trainers with a thick white sole, and was carrying a brown Adidas bag with an orange logo and a long strap which he wore across the body the bag.

The second man described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, about 5ft 9ins tall, with short dark hair, and of slightly bigger build and darker complexion than the first offender.

He was wearing a black baseball cap with a motif, a black coat, dark trousers, and dark trainers with a thick white sole. He was also carrying a black drawstring bag with a gold motif.

The victim was uninjured and no items were stolen.

Call police on the 101 enquiry line or the Crimestoppers charity, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 with any information about the attack.

• An 18-year-old and a 17-year-old, both from High Wycombe, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and released on police bail until May 16.

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