Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses and has released an E-fit of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery on Friday.
At about 8.10pm, a 26-year-old woman was walking along Coltsfoot Place, Conniburrow, when the strap of her handbag was grabbed from behind by a woman.
The victim held onto her handbag and the offender threatened her with a knife.
A struggle took place in the street for a few minutes until the victim called out for help. A 15-year-old boy came to her aid and the offender ran off empty-handed.
The offender is a white woman in her late forties or early fifties, about 5ft 4ins, slim, with brown hair in a pony tail, a wrinkled but clear complexion, and was wearing a cream coloured hooded jacket with the hood down.
PC Dave Monkhouse, from Milton Keynes police station, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who noticed a struggle between two women in the area as I am keen to identify the offender.”
Anyone with information should call the Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency number 101 and ask to speak to PC Monkhouse.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.