Detectives have released images of two men they would like to speak to in relation to an attempted robbery
On Tuesday, 13 April at 11:15hrs, police were called to Bloomsbury Square, WC1A to reports that an attempted robbery had taken place and that a man aged in his 30s was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance.
The victim reported that a man unknown to him[Suspect 1] grabbed him from behind and sprayed him in the face whilst he was walking down Bloomsbury Square. Whilst on the floor, another man [Suspect 2] approached the victim, pretending to be a police officer. They both then attempted to steal his belongings. The victim was taken to hospital and later discharged. He suffered minor injuries.
The suspects are described as: – Suspect 1 is a white man with short, black hair. Wearing a dark hoodie/jacket, brown trousers and white trainers. – Suspect 2 is a white man with short, black hair and of a stocky build.
Wearing a dark blue jacket, blue tracksuit trousers/jeans and black trainers. Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 and quote reference CAD 2507/13Apr. Information can also be provided, anonymously, by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111