Knife-wielding offender tries to cut bag from man’s shoulder in Chesterfield

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A knife-wielding offender tried to cut a bag from a man’s shoulder in an attempted robbery.

The victim was walking towards the JE James Cycles side of the subway beneath Whittington Moor roundabout in Chesterfield when he felt a tug on his drawstring bag.

When he turned around, he saw a man holding a knife standing close to him.

The victim ran away and was not injured.

The main offender was white, about 5ft 7in, in his late 20s and of skinny build. He was wearing a blue baseball cap and a tracksuit top with the white hood up and Air Max written in gold lettering. He also had a tattoo on the knuckles of his right hand.

Two other men were with the offender. One was white, about 5ft 7in, in his late 20s and of skinny build. He was wearing a blue tracksuit and white baseball cap.

The second was also white, about 6ft tall, in his late 20s and broad but skinny. He was wearing a dark blue V neck t-shirt, a blue hooded top and jeans and a blue baseball cap.

Details of the incident, which happened at about 8pm on Saturday, July 11, have only just been released by police.

Witnesses or anyone who recognises the descriptions of the offenders should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.