Officers were called at around 2.24am on November 11 to Beech Street.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “It was reported the man was walking home from work when he noticed another man walking down the middle of the road behind him.
“The second man approached the first individual and blocked his path, before demanding the victim handed over his phone and money and threatening to stab him.
“The victim managed to flee the scene without handing over the items, and was not injured.
“Police are continuing with enquiries and anybody with any information should call the police on 101 quoting incident number 58 of November 11.”