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Attempted robbery, Central Park, Plymouth


Did you see anything suspicious?

Police are appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Central Park in Plymouth late on the night of Monday 17th April 2017.

An 18-year-old local man was walking through the park at around 11.30pm when he was approached by an unknown man who asked him for a cigarette. The unknown man then threatened the victim and asked for his wallet and phone. The victim refused and punched the man who ran off.

DC Kieron Martin said: “If anyone saw any suspicious activity in Central Park around the time of this incident, or witnessed the attempted theft, we would like to hear from them.

“You can contact us by emailing or by calling 101, and can do so anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via the charity’s website at

“In all cases please quote reference CR/028713/17.”

Police encourage people to remind themselves of the tips on personal safety on the Devon and Cornwall Police website:

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Please provide as much detail as you can remember

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67101 sms/text number for the deaf/hard hearing/speech impaired
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quoting the crime reference number or pass on information to Crimestoppers anonymously via their Anonymous Online Form or call them on 0800 555 111

To report crime / incidents please use the Crime reporting form


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