WITNESSES sought to robbery in Redditch on Alcester Street between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 2.
Two men in their 20s were walking between The Rising Sun public house and The Palace Theatre when they were approached by two men who demanded they emptied their pockets.
The men are reported to have removed cash from one of the wallets before a passing member of the public interrupted.
The two then left the scene.
Enquiries are ongoing but officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to call PC Daniel Icke at West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 609S of October 2.