Police call for witnesses to assault outside a Sale shop, following an attempted theft

POLICE are calling for witnesses to an assault in Sale on Friday.

The incident happened about 11am outside a shop in Raymond St, following an attempted theft from inside the shop.

Police say when the two female offenders attempted to flee, the shop owner followed them outside.

A small scuffle ensued outside on the pavement, and the shop owner was allegedly assaulted.

The offenders were described as being aged in their 20s.

Police are asking witnesses to phone Constable Rachford at the Sale police on 5142 2200, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.