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WITNESS APPEAL: Man attempts to steal rucksack from victim in Hemel Hempstead

 Published on: 28th November 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

 Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an attempted robbery in Hemel Hempstead.

The incident occurred between 3.15pm and 3.45pm on Tuesday, November 21, when it is reported that a man attempted to take a rucksack from the victim who was walking along Rumballs Road.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 11in to 6ft tall, around 18 to 20 years old, and clean shaven with brown hair. He was said to be wearing a black Hoodrich jumper with black jogging bottoms and red and white Nike trainers.

Detective Constable Michael Knight, from the Local Crime Unit, said: “Our enquiries are continuing, and I am urging anyone with information to please get in touch.

“Were you in the area at the time and saw what happened, or witnessed anyone acting suspiciously around Rumballs Road or Barnacres Road?

“If you have any information, no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be, please email me at Alternatively, if you were driving in the area and have a dashcam fitted, please check it as you may have recorded some crucial footage to assist the investigation. You can upload any footage here:”

You can also report information online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via our online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/93851/23.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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