POLICE are hunting for a knifeman who threatened a woman in her 60s in an attempted robbery.

The incident happened on Brunswick Road, in Town End Farm, Sunderland, at 9.35pm on Saturday, March 18.

A man approached a woman, in her 60s, who was stood at a bus stop in the street when the offender threatened her with a knife.

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The woman screamed and the offender ran off. He ran off along Brusnwick Road towards Hylton Lane.

He is described as being 5ft 9inches tall, aged 18 or 19-years-old, of slim build, wearing a black padded jacket, with short dark hair.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

Officers are carrying out inquiries and are appealing for any witnesses.

Anyone who was in the area on Saturday night and saw a man as described, or saw anything that may help police with enquiries, should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1237 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.