Witnesses urged to come forward after an attempted robbery in Northwich Date published: 18th September 2019 10.33am

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Northwich are appealing for the public to come forward with information.

At approximately 6pm on Sunday 15 September two men approached a 48-year-old woman on Winnington Lane opposite the entrance to Northwich Infirmary and demanded she hand over her phone and money.

The men then take hold of her and begin to search her coat while continuing to make demands. After being unsuccessful in stealing her phone and money they run off down Winnington Hill.

One man is described as being of Asian origin, aged in his 30’s, of a normal size, around 6ft in height and with brown eyes. He also has a 2-3cm scar next to his left ear and a tooth missing. He was wearing all black clothing with toggles on his jacket and a large single pocket at the front and his hood pulled up.

The second man is described as being of Asian origin, aged in his 30’s, of a chubby build with blue eyes. He was wearing glasses with metal frames in a rounded shape and had a tooth missing on the right side. His hooded top was black with a zip up the middle and a tear on the upper left arm.

Detective Constable Neil Wharmby, of Northwich Local Policing Unit, said: “This was understandably a terrifying attempt to rob a woman who was walking down the street on her own.

“While we have been following a number of lines of enquiry, I am also appealing to the public to come forward if they believe they recognise the men described by the victim or saw the incident take place.

“If you have any dashcam footage around the time of the attempted robbery please submit it through to us. Any information provided – no matter how small could really help with our investigation.”

You can provide information by calling Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 514100, through the force’s website https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/ or anonymously by visiting the Crimestoppers website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

Dashcam footage can be submitted through this link and quoting IML 514100 https://cheshireconstabulary.egressforms.com/