Police officers are appealing for information and witnesses following an attempted robbery in Northchurch, near Berkhamsted.
The incident happened on Wednesday, September 2 at approximately 2.45pm in Bell Lane.
A woman, who was walking to work, was approached by two men in a white Mercedes, one of whom produced a large knife before demanding that she gave them her money and phone.
After realising that she had no money in her possession and that her phone was an older model that they didn’t want, the two men – who were wearing balaclava type face coverings – drove off.
PC Emily Brooks said: “We are doing everything we can to find the two men responsible for this and I am urging anyone who saw what happened or anyone with any information about the incident to get in touch.
“The two offenders are described as being black males, both wearing dark coloured tracksuits.
“Unfortunately, the injured party was not able to get the registration of their vehicle, which was a white Mercedes.
“Any information you have, no matter how small it might seem, could be vital in helping us to find the people responsible for this attempted robbery.
“If you can help, please call the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/70314/20.”
You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in their Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact. If a crime is in progress or someone’s life is in danger, call 999 immediately.
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org