An elderly woman was attacked by two men in Bognor Regis.
The 71-year-old victim was leaning out of her ground floor flat window in retirement accommodation in West Street between 10.30pm and 11pm on Sunday (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, aged in their 20s, of thin build, and around 5ft 5in to 5ft 10in.
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.”