Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in Bognor Regis in which an elderly lady was attacked by two youths.
The 71-year-old woman was leaning out of her ground floor flat window in retirement accommodation in West Street between 10.30pm and 11pm on July 1, when the two tried to pull her rings and watch from her.
One slashed at her with a knife causing scratches to her arms and face. However they made off empty-handed.
Both are described as white, in their twenties, of thin build, and around 5ft 5ins and 5ft 10ins tall.
One was wearing blue jeans and a grey hooded jacket
Detective Sergeant Sally Arbuckle said: “Fortunately her wounds were only superficial and she did not seek medical attention, but it was most distressing incident and she was very shaken.
“We think the two would-be robbers were put off by the presence of a couple passing nearby and we would very much like those people to come forward, as well as anyone else who can help with information about what happened.
“Please call us via 101 quoting serial 0394 of 2/7.”