A man tried to snatch a handbag from a 60-year-old woman in Kettering.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted theft in Dryland Street between 7pm and 8pm on February 25.
A police spokesman said: “A 60-year-old woman was walking along Dryland Street when a man approached her and tried to take her handbag.
“After a brief struggle, the man ran away from the scene empty handed.”
The offender was a white man in his mid-twenties, about 5ft 7in, of slim build and wore a grey tracksuit.
Anyone with information about the attempted theft can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.