A teenager was punched repeatedly by an older man who tried to rob him in an alleyway in Limbury.
The 15-year-old schoolboy was walking along an alleyway that leads from Neville Road to Hadlow Down Close at about 4pm last Tuesday (February 5).
A man approached the boy and forcibly searched his pockets, asking him: “What have you got for me?”
He then pulled the teenager to the ground and punched him several times. But the boy fought back and managed to get away without handing anything over.
The would-be robber is described as a man of Eastern European appearance, aged between 30 and 35 years old, of medium build, around 5ft 8ins tall with black stubble. He was wearing a blue hooded jacket and blue tracksuit bottoms.
Det Con David Elias of Bedfordshire Police wants to hear from anyone who saw the incident.
He said: “This victim was extremely brave and managed to get away from this man without getting injured or handing any belongings over.
“This incident happened in daylight hours as the victim made his way home from school so it is possible that other pedestrians in the area may have seen or heard the scuffle.
Witnesses should call Det Con Elias on 01582 394376, Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.