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Attempted robbery in Kingshill Swindon

Alert message sent 23/07/2019 09:51:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

We’re appealing for information from the public following an attempted robbery in Kingshill, Swindon, yesterday.

At approximately 4pm on Monday July 22, a member of the public was parked in a black Volkswagen Golf in Dunsford Road, near to the Kingshill junction, while speaking to a friend on the phone.

Two men approached the vehicle and threatened the driver, saying they were going to steal his car, before punching him several times causing him a cut to his eye. 

The driver attempted to drive off, but collided with a bollard in the road.

The two men then ran off up Sunnyside Avenue, in the direction of Okus. 

The first man is described as aged in his early 20s, 6 ft tall and of slim build. He had a tanned complexion, stubble on his face and was wearing a light coloured top, and blue basketball style shorts. 

The second man is described as white, approximately 6 ft 1 inch tall, with short hair and was wearing a dark grey hooded top.

PC James Mann said: “This was a nasty attempted robbery which occurred at 4pm – it’s likely there would have been people out and about who would have seen the incident take place.

“Both men were seen in the area before the incident – we believe they had been walking around near Dunsford Close and to the rear of the petrol station at the bottom of Kingshill. 

“If you have any information which could help, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190071773.

“Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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