Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in the Beanhill area of Milton Keynes.
At around 5.50pm on Sunday, an 18-year-old woman was in Dodkin, walking towards the shops in Beanfare, when she was approached by two women who asked for some money to get home. She was then grabbed and attempts were made to take her phone.
The victim called out for help from a man who was passing by and the women went off in the direction of the shops.
No property was stolen and the victim was not injured.
Both women are white and aged about 30. One is pale skinned, 5ft 6ins, medium build, with brown eyes, dark freckles on her face and dark brown hair, which was worn up. She was wearing a light coloured woolly hat with a bobble on the top and flaps over the ears, a dark green top with a lighter coloured jumper underneath, and trousers.
The other woman is taller than 5ft 6ins and very slim. She has blonde hair in a short bob and was wearing a white coat and jeans. She was carrying a handbag and smoking.
Detective Constable Wendy Cissell, investigating the incident, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information which could assist us with our investigation. We are particularly keen to hear from the man who the victim shouted to for help.”
Det Con Cissell can be contacted via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police or give your name, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.