A teenager fled two robbers, one of them armed with a knife, during an attempted robbery in Telford.
The robbers struck in the Brookside Avenue area of Brookside at about 3.30am on Saturday.
The 19-year-old victim was making his way home along a footpath between Bishopdale and Blakemore when he was approached by two men.
One of the men asked him if he could borrow a lighter but the victim said he did not have one. At this point one of the men pulled out a small knife and before asking him to empty his pockets and the victim fled on foot.
One of the robbers is described as being black and around 5ft 9 ins and the other was white and just over 6ft.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or 0300 333 3000, quoting incident number 110S 070913 or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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