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POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery at an ATM machine in Green Lanes in Harringay last Thursday evening at around 9pm (23 April).

The victim, a woman in her 50s, was with a friend and stopped to use the ATM at Barclays Bank. She had difficulty inserting her card into the machine so took her card back and turned to leave. Several males then surrounded her and one tried to take her bank card

A struggle ensued and the woman’s friend intervened, allowing her to run to seek help. During the course of the incident the woman’s friend, a man in his 30’s, was punched in the face and left with a sore nose

The woman sought help from a nearby restaurant but was thrown out

until staff at a nearby pub alerted by the commotion of the incident offered assistance. Both victims attended the North Middlesex hospital

DS Shaun Carre-Brown said: “This incident is bound to have caught the attention of people in the area at the time. If you saw anything that could assist our enquiries please do call.”

If it assists the appeal the suspects are described as being males of Mediterranean appearance.

Haringey’s Robbery Squad is looking at the availability of CCTV

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Shaun Carre-Brown of Haringey’s Robbery Squad on 020 8345 0870 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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