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York police appeal after man threatened with knife

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information after a man was threatened with a knife on Crichton Avenue in Clifton, York.

A  man and a woman were cycling along Crichton Avenue at around 3pm on 1 November 2016 when they were approached by two males who were also riding bicycles. The two men threatened the man and one of them produced a knife. The victim and the woman rode off to the Post Office on Intake Avenue where the police were called. No-one was injured during the incident.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the cyclists in the area, or has any information that could help the investigation to contact them.

In particular, officers are appealing for information that could help identify the two men who are described as both white, one was chubby, aged 19-20 years old and was wearing a black coat. The other was also 19-20 years, skinny, with straggly  hair and was wearing a dark coloured jacket.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for Lindsey Crussell. You can also email lindsey.crussell@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12160198650 when passing on information.


Contact details:
Tony Barnes - #1661
lindsey.crussell@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 31661
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Last modified: October 16, 2018