Police in Tameside are appealing for witnesses after a 38-year-old man was pushed to the floor during a robbery in Droylsden.At around 11.30pm on Friday 27 July 2007, the victim was walking home along Manchester Road when approached the front entrance to Tesco supermarket.He then felt someone sneak up behind him and push him to the floor. As he lay on the floor he saw six young men behind him and he was then kicked several times.
As he lay there one of the offenders reached inside his pocket and stole his mobile phone, a silver and blue Nokia. He then managed to get to his feet and run off, but was chased by the offenders.At the same time a man and a woman in a passing car pulled over and told the victim to get in. He climbed in and they drove him home. The offenders are described as six white males all wearing dark clothing and hoodies.Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incident and particularly want to hear from the man and the woman who came to the victim's help.Anyone with information is asked to call Ashton-under-Lyne volume crime unit on 0161 856 9260 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.