Man threatened with axe during robbery in Great Sutton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery.

At around 7.35pm on Saturday 7 January 2023, a 19-year-old man was riding his bicycle through the Valley, heading from Delamere Drive towards Valley Drive. As he approached the pathed area immediately before the footbridge, he was approached by a person, described as being a black male, around 6’1” tall, with a medium build.

The man asked to use his phone. and the victim stopped and got out his phone, planning to allow him to use it. At this point, the man became aggressive, threatening him with an axe, and took the phone and other property including a quantity of cash from the victim.

The suspect then made off with the property, backing off a long Mill Lane as the victim fled over the bridge towards Valley Drive on his bike.

DC Katie Ashcroft said, “Thankfully the victim wasn’t harmed, but he was left shaken by the incident. We’re appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or has any information which could help us with our enquiries to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via the website ( ) quoting IML 1451425.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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