Witness appeal after robbery attempt in underpass


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Springfield on Sunday.

At about 9.20pm, a 35-year-old man was walking along the underpass at Waterside, Peartree Bridge when he was approached by another man.

The man asked him the time and when the victim replied he didn’t have a watch he asked if he had a mobile phone, to which he replied no.

The offender then threatened the man with a knife and a scuffle ensued, during which time the victim received a small nick to his left arm.

The offender then ran off in the direction of Springfield, along the canal.

The man was described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, skinny, approximately 5ft 10ins, with a skinny face and short dark coloured hair. He was clean shaven and had a hoop piercing in his right eyebrow. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a dark tracksuit top and white or cream shoes or trainers.

The man did not require hospital treatment and nothing was stolen

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the offence, recognises the description of the offender, or who saw him in the area around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Sam Reynolds, at Milton Keynes police station, via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.