Man tries to rob woman in Shrewsbury street

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Police investigating an attempted robbery in Shrewsbury are appealing for witnesses.

The attempted robbery happened around 7pm on Tuesday, January 7, in Monkmoor Avenue.

A woman was approached from behind by a man who demanded money and her mobile phone. The man ran off empty handed when the woman and a passerby shouted at him. He made off in the direction of St Peter’s Church in Monkmoor Road.

The man is described as of stocky build, about 5ft 8ins tall and was dressed in all dark clothing and wearing a dark baseball cap and a dark coloured scarf covering his face.

Any witnesses should ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 22/3473/20.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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