Two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery in Hemel Hempstead town centre on Sunday, but police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.
The incident happened between 3.20pm and 3.30pm on Sunday in an alleyway off Marlowes near the Royal Bank of Scotland building. The victim was walking along the path in the direction of Asda when he was grabbed from behind, assaulted by two men and had his pockets raided.
However, the two crooks fled empty-handed.
A 23-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead and a 24-year-old man of no fixed abode have been arrested but police also wish to speak to two men aged between 30 and 40, who were wearing black hoodies, light blue jeans and white trainers and may have witnessed the attack.
Acting Det Sgt Ben Freeman, investigating, said: “Thankfully the victim was not seriously injured in this incident and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible.
“I would appeal to the two men described to make contact with me immediately as it is possible they may have information vital to our investigation. “If anyone else was around at the time in this area I would also like to hear from them if they saw or heard anything suspicious.”
Call Det Sgt Freeman on 101 using the reference D1/13/6670.