Melbourne Embona Robbery Taskforce detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery which occurred in North Melbourne in January.
Investigators have been told a man and a woman were trying to access mailboxes at an apartment complex in O’Connell Street about 4.50am on 11 January.
A man confronted the pair and asked them what they were doing.
The male offender produced a knife, approached the victim and then demanded his phone while slashing at the victim.
The victim received a small cut on his wrist but managed to get to his vehicle and leave the scene.
The male offender is perceived to be Caucasian, aged in his 30s, 173 centimetres tall and with distinctive tattoos on his arms and legs.
The female offender is perceived to be Caucasian, aged in her 20s and approximately 173 centimetres tall.
Investigators have released images of two people they believe may be able to assist with their enquires.
Anyone who recognises the pair or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.