A man was robbed of £200 at knife-point while using a cash machine at night.
Police say the victim, a local man, was at the ATM outside HSBC on Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port , about 9.55pm on Friday (September 30) when he was approached from behind by an unknown male.
The male threatened the victim with ‘a bladed item’ and demanded he withdrew £200. The victim complied with the offender’s demand and handed over the money. At this point the offender fled the scene.
Police are hunting a suspect described as a white man, early 30s, of slim, athletic build, approximately 5’11 inches tall with facial stubble. He was wearing dark track suit bottoms and a matching top with a dark beanie-style hat which had a single white band running around it.
Detective Constable Kevin Cooper, the investigating officer, said: “This was a serious incident and I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and believes they may have witnessed anything suspicious.
“Although this incident occurred at night, Whitby Road is a busy road and I believe that there would have been people in the area at the time of the incident that could hold vital information.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1085, of September 30. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.