Police appeal after attempted robbery on 15-year-old girl in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:04 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 24 November 2017

Police officers are appealing for a witness to come forward

Police officers are appealing for a witness to come forward

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Police have launched an appeal after one teenage girl attempted to rob another in Hatfield.

It happened in Stonecross Road at 6.50pm on Friday, November 10.

The victim, a 15-year-old girl, was approached from behind by the other girl who threatened her. Both parties are known to each other.

A police spokeswoman said: “The offender then attempted to remove items from the victim’s coat pocket but a struggle ensued.

“An older woman attempted to intervene but fell to the floor during the incident, after which another member of the public assisted her.

“The victim managed to break free and the offender made off from the scene. Nothing was taken during the incident.”

Detective Constable Beverley Larman, from the Welwyn Hatfield Local Crime Unit, added: “We are very keen to trace the lady who intervened during the incident as she left the scene before officers arrived.

“We would like to make sure she is OK, and believe she may be able to help us with our enquiries. We would urge her to get in touch with us on 101 as soon as possible, quoting B2/17/5479.”

Anyone with information can also contact police via non-emergency number 101.

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