Three teenagers arrested after attempted robbery in town centre

Crime / Wed 21st Oct 2020 at 08:15am

ESSEX Police are looking to trace a woman who intervened following the attempted robbery of a man in Harlow.

A group of teenagers attempted to steal an electric scooter from the 49-year-old man at a cashpoint outside NatWest in The Rows at about 3.40pm on Monday 19 October.

He was assaulted and they fled empty handed.

Officers carried out a search of the area and three teenage boys were arrested in connection with the incident.

They are continuing their enquiries and are looking to trace a woman who came out of ZamZam, a shop next to NatWest, and intervened between the group and the victim.

She was described as white, aged in her 20s, with blonde hair tied up in a bun. She wore black sports leggings, a black long sleeved top and grey trainers.

They would also like to speak to anyone else who saw what happened but has yet to come forward.

Contact DC Jo Snell at Harlow CID on 101 quoting reference 42/170486/20.
You can also report online at https://www.essex.police.uk

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

Two boys aged 15 from Harlow and 17 from Hornchurch were arrested on suspicion of robbery. A 15-year-old boy from Harlow was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

All three were released on conditional bail until 14 November while they continue their enquiries.

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