Police appeal for witnesses after Poynton street robbery Date published: 2nd October 2017 2.27pm

Police in Poynton are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery.

At 12.15am on Sunday 1 October a 16-year-old boy was walking along Curzon Road when he was approached from behind and pushed against a hedge.

The offender, who had a knife, then threatened the victim demanding he hand over his bag. He then stole the victim’s black rucksack and fled in the direction of Tapley Avenue. The bag contained an iPhone 5s, bank card and cash.

The offender is described as white, 25-years-old and approximately 5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing a dark waterproof coat.

DC Rob McCubbin said: “Thankfully the teenager was not injured, but he was left shocked by his ordeal. I would appeal to anyone with information to contact me so that I can progress with my enquiries.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 24 of 01/10/2017.

Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.