Man chased by would-be robber on path between Rothwell and Desborough

Witnesses should contact police on 101.
Witnesses should contact police on 101.

A man was chased by someone who demanded he hand over his property on a rural path between Rothwell and Desborough.

The attack happened yesterday (Sunday, June 26), between midday and 12.45pm as the victim was walking alone on a path between Shotwell Mill Lane, Rothwell, and Broadlands, Desborough.

A man suddenly jumped out at him and demanded he hand over all his property, producing an unidentified “shiny object” from his pocket in the process.

The victim ran off, briefly pursued by the suspect, but managed to escape.

The offender was white, aged in his early 30s, with a medium build and broad shoulders.

He had dark brown short hair with sideburns.

He was wearing a dark blue hoodie with white writing and a Nike logo, and black jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously om 0800 555111.