Appeal after attempted robbery on teenager in Dewsbury

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Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery on a 16-year-old boy in Dewsbury.

The teenager was walking in Moorcroft when the male suspect stopped the victim and asked him for the time.

The incident happened on Friday May 23 at around 7.20am.

Detective Constable Peter Usher, from Kirklees CID, said: “As the victim took his mobile phone out of his pocket the suspect attempted to grab the phone and a struggle ensued.

“Shortly after the victim had shouted for help the suspect fled the scene empty handed.

“He is described as a white male in his late teens, around 5ft 6” tall with a thin build and a defined narrow beard and goatee and had ‘wide eyes’.

“He was wearing a pair of light grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms with three black stripes down the legs and a matching grey Adidas jumper. He was also wearing a black beanie style hat.

“Fortunately the victim was not injured in the attempted robbery but was left shaken by the incident.”

Phone Kirklees CID on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.