Police appeal after attempted robbery in Thetford

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Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Thetford on Thursday (September 4).

The incident happened at about 6:50pm when the victim, a man in his late 20s, had arranged to meet two other men after agreeing to purchase a Rolex watch from an internet free advert site.

As the victim approached the arranged meeting point, a property in Edith Cavell Close, he was approached by two men armed with knives and what is believed to be a baton.

The men grabbed hold of the victim who said he didn’t have any money on him. He managed to struggle free and run away from his attackers. The suspects left empty-handed.

One is described as being white, about 5ft 8in tall, with short black hair and aged about 23/24. He was wearing dark jeans and a black hoodie.

The second suspect is described as being of mixed race, about 5ft 11in, of medium build and aged in his mid-20s. He also wore a black hoodie and black tracksuit bottoms. Both men were wearing sunglasses.

Officers want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning the suspects involved.

Witnesses should contact Det Con Lisa Cook at Thetford CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.