Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Nantwich.
At 12.45am on Tuesday 22 June a 21-year-old man was walking along Middlewich Road Nantwich in the direction of Alvaston Hall when he was approached by two men.
As the men spoke to the victim, one of them pointed a knife and demanded his belongings. When they realised he had nothing of value the other man punched the victim, knocking him to the floor, and both fled the scene leaving the victim at the roadside.
The first suspect is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build ad around 18 to 25 years old. He was wearing a plain black beanie hat, black covid mask and dark Nike tracksuit and trainers.
The second offender is described a white, 6ft 1ins tall with medium build and short black hair. He was around the same age as the first suspect. He was wearing a dark Nike tracksuit and trainers, and a black covid mask.
Both spoke with local accents.
DC John Horsham said: “Thankfully the victim didn’t suffer any serious injuries and nothing was taken. I’d like to reassure residents that this was an isolated incident and not very common in this area.
“We’re making a number of enquiries and would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has dash cam which has captured the event or suspects to contact us.
“I’d particularly like to appeal to the occupants of a small dark vehicle who stopped and spoke to the victim moments after the incident to come forward to help us with our enquiries.”
Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via the website quoting IML 1019344. Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.