Man threatened with Stanley knife during attempted robbery in Rushden

The suspect pulled out a knife and demanded money before running off

Police are asking anyone who may have seen any activity related to an attempted robbery in Rushden to get in touch.

Between 1pm and 1.15pm on Saturday, May 8, a man was in his garden off Newton Road when a stranger approached him, having entered from a large field behind the property.

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "The man took out a Stanley knife and demanded money, before running off when the victim refused to give him any cash.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attempted robbery in Rushden

"The suspect is described as a white man, around 5ft 8in, of slim build. He wore a dark hooded top with the hood up, a dark face covering, and dark gloves.

"Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone in the area highlighted at the time of the incident, and also anyone who recalls seeing any suspicious vehicles parked either off Newton Road or the A6, close to footpaths which lead to the highlighted field."

Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 21000252754.

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