A man was stabbed while walking his dog in Botolph Green, Orton Longueville.
The 42-year-old victim was walking his dog along the Riverbank Pathway at the rear of Botolph Green, near to Farriers Court, on Friday (May 22) at about 5.35pm.
He was using his phone to text a friend when his attention was drawn to a man who jumped out of the bushes and demanded he give him his phone and watch.
The victim refused and the offender punched him to the stomach before cycling off empty handed.
The victim felt some pain and saw blood seeping through his t-shirt when he realised he had been stabbed.
He went to the Accident and Emergency department at Peterborough City Hospital, but did not require surgery and returned home some hours later.
Detective Constable Fran Scott said: “There were some other dog walkers in the area at the time of the incident who may have seen the assault or the offender moments before or after.
“Extra patrols have been put in place while the investigation continues, however I ask that anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us bring the person responsible to justice.”
The offender is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5”10’, medium build with short light hair, wearing blue jeans with light markings or rips to the left upper leg and dark shoes with a bicycle.
Anyone with information should contact DC Scott on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.