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Two Men on Mopeds Attempt to Mug 14 Year Old Boy in York

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3:14pm 20th May 2014

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in York..

At sometime between 3.30am and 4.30am on Monday 19 May 2014, a 14-year-old boy was walking along Heworth Green towards Malton Road when he was stopped by two men on mopeds.

The men, who were both wearing helmets, attempted to take his wallet before riding off empty-handed.

The victim suffered a cut eye in the incident but did not require hospital treatment.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or knows who is responsible to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Detective Constable Mike Avison or York CID.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to or

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140080068 when passing information about this incident.

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