Detectives investigating attempted robbery in Runcorn appeal for witnesses
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Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Runcorn are appealing for information from members of the public.
At 9.15am on Wednesday 1 September a 49-year-old man was walking his dog along Town Park, a wooded area just past Norton Lane, when he was approached by three men.
One of the men has hit the victim from behind and then swung a red plastic bag containing heavy items towards him.
The men then demanded he hand over his mobile phone and grabbed at his arms.
The victim resisted and they let go before running down a path in the direction of Phoenix Park.
The man holding the red bag is described as white, aged in his 40s with receding grey hair and a gaunt complexion. He was wearing a black tracksuit and trainer with a dark coloured T-shirt.
The second man is described as white, aged in his 40s and wearing dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and lightweight shell coat.
The third man is also believed to be aged in his 40s.
Officers have been conducting numerous enquiries and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.
Detective Constable Faye Taylor, of Runcorn CID, said: “While we continue with the investigation I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and may have seen these men or them attempting to rob the victim to come forward.
“If you recognise their description or have CCTV or dash cam footage of them entering and exiting the park that morning then please get in touch.”
If you have information please contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101 quoting IML 1074602 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.