Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Billing Brook Road, Northampton.
The incident happened at about 10.30pm yesterday (Monday, 18 July).
The victim was walking along the footpath near Billing Brook School and Lings shops, when she was approached by a man who threatened her with was she believed to be a small knife and demanded she hand over ‘stuff’.
The victim refused and said she was calling the police. The offender ran off towards Billing Brook Road.
The suspect is described as black, about 15-years-old, 5ft 5in, with cropped black hair. He was wearing dark clothing and had a cut or scar on his lip.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.