Woman Victim to Attempted Robbery in Billingham

Police are appealing for information after a woman, 28, was victim to an attempted robbery as she walked along a cut from Cheviot Crescent towards Pentland School in Billingham.

The incident occurred on Friday 1st March at 12:15pm when the woman was approached by a man on a matt black old style bike who threatened her and demanded her to hand over her money and phone.

The victim has described the suspect as being a white male in his late teens to early 20s and of slim build. He was wearing a khaki green/black hoody, dark tracksuit bottoms and a brown/black scarf covering half his face. He is also described as having scabs on his hands, a freckle or mole on his right cheek and his nose was off to the right side as though it had been previously broken.

Following the incident, the suspect made off from the scene empty handed.

The victim was uninjured.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or of the person responsible is asked to contact PC Andy McKie from Cleveland Police on 101 quoting event number 035101. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.