A couple were threatened with a knife during a daytime attempted robbery.

The incident took place in People’s Park in Banbury yesterday evening, between 6.10pm and 6.20pm.

The attempted robbery saw an man, late teens or early 20s, approach a couple sitting on a bench near the park’s fitness area.

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The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet and lifted up his top to show a knife tucked into his waist band.

At this point, witness saw the incident from a distance and approached the couple, the man then walking off towards the alleyway in the direction of West Bar Street.

The attempted robber is described as white, with unshaven and scruffy ginger facial hair.

He wore black unzipped hoody with the hood up, dark top underneath, black joggers and black Nike trainers with a white sole.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “Were you in the vicinity at the time and think you saw the suspect?

“Do you have any information which would be helpful to the Police investigation?

“If so, please phone 101 quoting reference 43220263974.”


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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