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Three 16-year-old girls targeted in attempted robbery

Three 16-year-old girls targeted in attempted robbery

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 3:57pm 21st February 2020.

Three 16-year-old girls have been targeted in an attempted robbery in Looe.

Police say a man approached them and pulled out a broken bottle from his jacket before demanding money and cannabis.

The suspect was challenged by a member of the public and then fled the scene.

Luckily no one was hurt.

It happened on Monday evening at the junction of Lower Street and Church Street.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact officers.

"Police investigating the attempted robbery of three 16-year-old girls in Looe have issued an appeal for witnesses and information.

"The teenagers were targeted at around 6.45pm on Monday 17th February as they were at the junction of Lower Street and Church Street.

"A male suspect approached the victims from an alleyway, pulled a broken bottle from his jacket and demanded money and cannabis.

"He was challenged by a member of the public and fled the scene in the direction of the Quay Car Park.

"Nothing was stolen and nobody was harmed during the incident.

"The suspect is described as a white male aged in his late teens, around 5ft 8in tall, of slight build, with dark hair which was short on the sides but longer on top and combed backwards.

"He was wearing a dark-coloured windcheater jacket, dark-coloured jeans, and trainers."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 101, or emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/014422/20.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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