Officers are appealing for information after an attempted robbery involving a 17-year-old girl in Capenhurst.
The teenager was walking her two terrier dogs on Manorfield Close, an abandoned lane off Rectory Lane, Capenhurst Village, close to Ellesmere Port, when the incident occurred at about 11.30am on Wednesday November 5.
The victim, who was wearing a black and white horizontal striped jumper, felt uneasy after coming across two young males at the isolated spot and decided to turn around and head back towards Rectory Close.
At this point the pair began shouting, telling her not to ignore them. They then approached her from behind on bicycles, and after throwing their bikes to the ground, grabbed hold of the victim and her dogs, pulling them back towards one of the abandoned buildings on Manorfield Close.
The offenders then began to intimidate the victim, demanding that she hand over all her money. As she struggled, a car driving along Rectory Lane disturbed the two men who released the victim and got on their bikes, before cycling away towards Ledsham.
Police believe the two suspects are in their late teens. They had local accents and were both riding black BMX bikes.
The first is described as about 5ft 8 to 5ft 9inches tall, of ‘lanky build’ and at the time of the incident he was wearing black tracksuit bottoms with a black hooded top. The second is described as slightly smaller and at the time of the incident was also wearing black tracksuit bottoms with a black hooded top. Both offenders had their hoods up.
Detective Constable Stephen Owens said “I would urge anyone with information relating to this case to come forward. The incident occurred in an area that was clearly visible from Rectory Lane, so I would specifically like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 389 of 5/11/2014. Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.