A woman was hit by a robber who tried to get into her car in Rushden on Friday night (June 19).
The woman was in her Ford Kuga in John Clark Way between 11.30pm and 11.45pm when she stopped at traffic lights near the old railway station.
A car stopped behind her and a man got out of the passenger's door before trying to open her rear off-side door by pulling at the handle, but the door was locked.
He then put his arm through the driver’s window and tried to unlock the door but the victim fought back.
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As the man pulled his hand back he hit her in the face, causing a nose bleed. The woman then drove off.
A police spokesman said: "The suspect is described as a black man, wearing dark clothing and a hat.
"He was taller than her car.
"We have recorded this as an attempted robbery and would appeal to anyone with info to come forward."
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101.