POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was threatened with a knife and robbed by two men at Sandbach, yesterday (Thursday).
The 33-year-old woman was walking along Front Street at the back of St Mary’s Church towards the town centre between 3.30 and 4pm.
A police spokeswoman said: “Having just come off the High Street she noticed a white Ford Sierra car parked on the left. As she neared the vehicle she was suddenly grabbed by her hair from behind by a man who grabbed her, put a knife to her neck and demanded money.
“She handed over her handbag which contained a pink purse, some cash and personal documents.
“She was then pushed forward and two men hurried towards the white car. She raised the alarm from a friend’s home.”
Both men are described as white, around 6ft tall and wearing dark tracksuit tops and bottoms.
The man who grabbed and threatened the woman was wearing a beige baseball cap and it is believed spoke with a Liverpool accent. The second man was wearing a white baseball cap.
The car then sped off in the direction of Sandbach Library.
The woman suffered a small cut to the neck which did not require hospital attention.
Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack, saw the white Ford Sierra in the town at around the time of the attack or who has any information which could identify the men.
Anyone with information should contact PC Alison Wright at Congleton Special Investigations Unit on 0845 458 0000.