POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an early evening robbery in Paddock.
A man was mugged by a thug who struck at 7pm last Friday January 4.
The victim, who is in his 20s, had just got out of his car in Larch Road when a man wearing a hoodie threatened him and demanded his bag.
The victim threw the bag at the man and ran off. He was pursued for a short distance by the suspect and a second man.
The attackers then returned to the car, smashed the rear window with a brick and stole some tools inside. They then ran off towards Heaton Road and got into a car which sped off.
The first suspect is described as a black man about 5ft 11ins tall. He was wearing a dark-coloured baseball jacket with a white hooded top underneath, blue jeans and white and blue Adidas trainers.
The second suspect was about 5ft 7ins. He was wearing dark clothing and his face was covered.
Contact Det Con Divek Singh Ubhi on 101.