Police are appealing for information about an attempted robbery on Bute Street yesterday.
South Wales Police said officers were appealing for witnesses after the incident on Bute Street, opposite Cardiff Bay railway station, at 9.15am yesterday.
A 21-year-old man was walking to work when he was confronted by two men who demanded his phone and attempted to drag the victim into a side street.
Two members of the public went to help the victim and the attackers fled along West Close. No property was taken.
One of the attackers is described at white, in his early 20s, around six feet tall, of stocky build and wearing a dark hooded top.
The second man was of Asian appearance, also in his early 20s, between 5ft7 and 5ft8 tall, of a skinny build and also wearing a dark coloured hooded top.
Detective Sergeant Andrew Miles said: “The victim was visibly shaken after the incident. We are aware that a number of people were in the general area when this happened and I ask that anyone who saw what happened or who has any knowledge of the attackers contact us.
“I also want to reassure the public that no-one was injured and incidents like this are extremely rare at this time of day.”
Anyone with information should contact Fairwater CID on 029 20527248 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 500 111.