Man threatened with knife in Gloucester in attempted robbery

A MAN was threatened with a knife during an attempted robbery which took place in Gloucester last night.

Police are now appealing for information after it was reported that a man was walking along the junction of Painswick Road and Cemetery Road between 11.30pm and midnight when he was approached by two males.

One of them demanded his phone whilst the second threatened him with a knife.

The man confronted the pair and was able to stop them from getting his phone. The victim was not injured and did not have anything stolen from him.

The first male was described as being 5ft 11ins tall, of a stocky build, having slightly tanned skin and a local accent. He was wearing dark jeans and a black hoody with the hood up over his head.

The second male was described as also having a local accent, of a similar height but of a stockier build.

Investigating officers have conducted CCTV enquiries and would now like to hear from anyone who lives in the area or has dashcam/CCTV footage which they feel could be relevant.

Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and quoting incident 19 of 7 December: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively you can call police on 101, phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org.

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