Attempted robbery on motorist in Sunderland

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A 25-year-old man was driving near St John’s Church when two men suddenly appeared in the road. 

Police were called following the incident on Ashbrooke Road in Sunderland at approximately 6.10pm on Monday, November 14. The motorist got out of his car and the other men asked for his car keys which he refused.

There was an altercation and the driver received a wound to his arm. The two offenders made off empty handed towards Backhouse Park.

The driver went to Sunderland Royal Hospital and was released after treatment. Police are investigating the incident as an attempted robbery and are appealing for witnesses. The two men are described as both approximately 19-years-old one wearing a red hoody and the other a dark hoody, both had tracksuit bottoms. Police are treating this as an isolated incident.

Officers are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.


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