Appeal after attempted robbery in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man attempted to rob a woman in the street in Hartlepool.

A 22-year-old woman was walking along Lowthian Road at around 9pm on Monday 4 March when she was approached from behind by a man who put his hands in her pockets.

The man is:

  • 5 feet 6 inches tall
  • Aged in his early thirties
  • Of skinny build
  • Short stubble over his face
  • Wearing a dark coloured tracksuit top which had a lighter coloured hood with two white stripes across the front and light blue denim jeans.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any information about the attempted robbery, is being asked to contact DC Christopher Bryan of Hartlepool CID on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.