Police appeal after 11-year-old girl left shaken by attempted robbery

An unsuccessful attempt to steal from the girl was made by two people before they ran off.

Police appeal after 11-year-old girl left ‘extremely shaken’ by attempted robbery in Aberdeen iStock

Police are appealing for information after the attempted robbery of an 11-year-old girl in Aberdeen.

The incident took place in the Bridge of Don area when the girl was approached by two boys, believed to be of school age.

She had been walking on a footpath between Ashwood Grange and Jesmond Grange on Thursday, March 24.

The boys made an unsuccessful attempt to steal from her at around 7.30pm before the pair ran off towards Ashwood Grange.

One of the boys is described as being around 5ft 5in tall and was dressed in all black clothing, including a North Face beanie hat and Nike Airmax 97 trainers. He spoke with a local accent.

The second boy is described as being slightly smaller in stature and was also wearing all black.

Detective Constable Grant Hardie said: “The girl involved was physically uninjured but was left extremely shaken by this incident.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and I would urge anyone who may have seen or heard any disturbance in the area or who believes they may be able to identify the two males involved to come forward.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting incident 3411 of March 24, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”