Teenager escapes harm after grappling with robber at knifepoint

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A man attempted to snatch a bag from a teenager at knifepoint in Wisbech.

The 16-year-old victim was walking along a footpath from Lynn Road into Trafford Park yesterday (Monday, November 23) at about 5.15pm when he was approached and pushed from behind.

Speaking in a foreign accent the offender said ‘give me the bag’ and proceeded to pull out what was believed to be a knife.

The pair grappled before the victim ran away.

The offender is described as white, 6ft, wearing a black hooded top, dark scarf around his nose and gloves.

Sergeant Alan Boughen said: “This was a particularly frightening incident which has left the victim in shock but thankfully not seriously injured.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Lynn Road at the time of the incident to get in touch. We have increased patrols in the area and ask people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.