A knife-wielding attacker robbed a man of cash in an alleyway between Sheldon Road and Rudman Park in Chippenham last Tuesday. (July 7).

The robbery happened mid afternoon outside the One Stop Shop and the offender is described as a white man, aged between 25 and 35, slim to medium build, with shoulder-length brown hair and stubble. He is described as having a cockney accent, straight nose and thin lips. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, blue jeans and grey trainers.

Det Con Chris McLoughlin said: "Fortunately the victim wasn't physically injured however this incident has still had a huge impact on him.

"We'd urge anyone who may have been in the area at the time to get in touch as any information, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, could aid the investigation and help us identify the person responsible.”

Sgt Rich Marshall, of the Chippenham Neighbourhood Team, said: “We appreciate the impact news of this incident could have on the local community, and we would like to reassure residents that while this appears to be an isolated incident, we are stepping up patrols of the area. If anyone has concerns, please get in touch.”

Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200066143 if you can help.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.