Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery on Westover Road in Scarborough at around 6pm on Tuesday November 26.
DC Toby Forsdyke of Scarborough CID said “I would like to hear from anyone who saw a male hanging around Whitelaw Walk area at around 6pm.
“He approached a lone female walking up the lane at the rear of Westover Road and demanded her phone and her purse before being scared off by a neighbour.
“I am concerned about this man’s behaviour and need the assistance of the public in preventing him from committing any further crime.”
If anyone has any information or if they think they know who this man may be please call Scarborough CID on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All calls will be treated in confidence. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 5555.