A man was left with a cut to his neck after two men tricked him into thinking they needed help before trying to rob his phone in a late night Aylesbury attack.
The 22-year-old victim was walking in New Street towards Cambridge Street when two men in Alexander Road called out to him.
As he approached them, one of the men tried to grab his mobile phone from his trouser pocket while the other grabbed his neck.
As he struggled to escape he felt a sharp pain, which resulted in a one to two inch cut to his neck, which required several stitches in hospital.
The offenders made off in the opposite direction of the victim and were joined by a third man who had been watching the incident.
The incident took place between 2am and 3am this morning.
The first offender was white, 5ft 7ins, between 20 and 25 years old, wearing a zipped up, light coloured hooded top with the hood up.
The second man was white, 5ft 11ins, between 20 and 25 years old, with short hair, of slim build and wearing a dark padded jacket.
The third offender was a white man.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the offenders in the area.
Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.