A 19-year-old was attacked by a gang of up to eight men dressed in hoodies in Nantwich town centre.
The victim had his phone stolen in the incident on Bowers Row, as he walked towards High Street.
At approximately 3.30am on Wednesday, 1 March
The victim was walking with his friend along Bowers Row towards the High Street when it happened.
As they neared to where it narrows into a ginnel, they were set up on by around six to eight men who were wearing hoodies.
The victim was hit to the side of the head, suffering minor injuries, and one of the offenders ran off with his phone.
The incident happened at around 3.30am on Wednesday March 1 after the town hosted its weekly Student Night on a Tuesday.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident take place or have any information to help officers identify the men is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 597 of 1 March.
Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.