TWO men tried to wrestle a woman’s phone from her hand in an attempted theft in one of Oxford’s main shopping streets.

The incident happened in Cornmarket Street at 5.45am on Friday, February 28.

The pair approached a 36-year-old woman and tried to take her mobile phone from her hand.

After an unsuccessful struggle the men left her alone and approached a man on a bicycle.

The first offender was described as a black man, 5ft 6ins tall with short black hair.

He wore a light check shirt, dark jeans and white trainers and carried a black rucksack.

The second was also described as a black man. He was 6ft 2ins tall with short black hair.

The second offender wore dark jeans, a black shiny bomber jacket and black trainers with a white emblem on them.

PC Paul Jones from Oxford police station said: “There were people in the area at the time on their way to work so we are appealing for more information for anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

“Also we are keen to speak to the man on the bike who the two men approached.”

If you have any information you are asked to call the police non-emergency number 101.