A MAN had his mobile phone stolen at knife point during a robbery on a Crewe footpath.

Detectives are investigating the incident, which occurred on the pathway from Underwood Lane, to the rear of houses on Frank Bott Avenue, between 6pm and 6.10pm on Thursday, February 6.

The young victim was walking home after finishing work in Crewe. He was listening to music on his mobile phone when he overtook the offender on the path.

A spokesman for Crewe CID said: “About a minute after that, the man grabs him on the right side of his hood, which he had up because it was raining. He then puts a knife to his throat.”

The man handed over his mobile phone, a Nokia Lumia, and the offender ran off in the direction of the new housing estate beside the Merlin pub in Bradfield Road.

The offender had a scarf pulled across his face. He was wearing a black jacket, which had a single two-inch wide grey stripe down each arm.

Police want to talk to two dog walkers who passed the victim and offender shortly before the attack.

One walker’s dog had a collar with flashing lights on it. The other dog was described as a small British bull dog with a red coat, and the owner is believed to be a woman.

Anyone witnesses or persons with information should contact DC Paul Robbins at Crewe CID on 01606 363305, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.