Attempted robbery in Chard

Avon & Somerset Police are investigating a suspected attempted robbery. It happened in Chard earlier this week on 10 August

The victim – a man in his 50s – was walking along Crowshute Link. He then turned onto Mitchell Gardens at about 9.30pm. Shortly afterwards he was grabbed by an unknown male who demanded money.

The victim managed to escape the clutches of the man.

He was shaken by what happened but fortunately sustained no injuries.

The offender is described as white, about 6ft, of average build. He is believed to be aged 25-35 years old and had long dark hair. He was wearing dark clothes.

PC Dave Garbett told us: “As the victim fled the area, he noticed a car turning out of Summerfields Road. We believe the driver and any passengers may have seen the offender. We’d urge them to get in touch to let us know if they have any dashcam footage or can assist our enquiries in another way.

Police will be carrying out additional patrols to reassure the public

Witnesses can contact 101 giving reference number 5221183387 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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