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Attempted robbery by Roly Poly Green, Wellington
10:01am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
A VICTIM of an attempted robbery fended off a hooded attacker during a late-night incident in Wellington.
The man was walking from Waterloo Road along Victoria Street and then across Roly Poly Green heading towards Longforth Road when he was approached.
A man in a hooded top demanded him to hand over his money and then his jewellery, police say.
But the victim explained he did not have either before grabbing the attacker's arm and pushing him away, causing him to stumble.
No items were stolen and the victim ran off towards Alexandra Road.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which happened at around 11.15pm on Friday (September 13).
The alleged attacker is described as a white male, 6ft2ins aged 16–20 years old, with fair hair, black or navy blue hooded top, dark track suit bottoms which had two stripes down each leg.
He was also wearing black trainers which had white lace holes with black laces. He spoke using street slang and did not have a local accent.
Anybody with information should contact police on 101.