Attempted robbery in Coton Park Drive

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery that occurred as a man was walking home from the Central Park Drive shops near Aldi in Rugby.

The man was walking along the footpath/alleyway near the junction of Coton Park Drive and Stonechat Road on Thursday at 8.20pm when a small silver car pulled up alongside him.

The driver got out and pushed him several times demanding cash. He managed to run off along the alleyway and nothing was stolen.

Although the thief claimed to have a knife, no weapon was seen and no injuries were suffered.

Officers are investigating whether the car may have followed the man from the Central Park Drive shops and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or who saw a male in a small silver car in the area.

The thief is described as a 5’8” tall white male with short brown hair and a local accent. He was wearing a grey top.

Safer Neighbourhood Teams carried out house to house enquiries and are checking CCTV footage in the area.

Any witnesses are please asked to contact DS Henry Scutt in the Acquisitive Crime Team on 01926 415000 ext 3769 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.