Attempted laptop theft sparks police appeal
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POLICE are appealing for information after a man attempted to snatch a laptop computer from a member of the public.
The victim was walking in the Common Hill area of Saffron Walden between 1-1.30pm on Tuesday (January 29) when the incident happened.
The suspect approached the victim from behind and attempted to remove a laptop from his bag by unzipping it.
The victim felt a tug on his bag and confronted the suspect, who ran off empty-handed.
The suspect is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, and of slim build. He was wearing a black sweat top with the hood pulled up and had a handkerchief over his lower face. He was also wearing blue jeans and white trainers.
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Anyone with information about the incident or who saw any suspicious activity in the area has been asked to call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.
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