A victim was targeted by a would-be robber for his gold chain while walking down the street.

The man in his 20s was walking down Theobald Street at the junction with Gateshead Road at 7pm on Sunday when the attempted robbery happen.

He was approached by a man described as being around 20 years old, between 5ft 7in and 6ft tall, with short afro-style black hair and wearing a dark puffer jacket with light jeans.

The man demanded the gold chain from the victim’s neck and started making verbal threats when he refused to hand it over.

When the victim tried to flag down cars to get help the offender left.

Borehamwood Local Crime Unit’s PC Andy Paveley said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim who thankfully was not injured, though he was left understandably shaken.

“I am appealing to anyone who was driving along Theobald Street between 7pm and 7.30pm on the date stated and remembers seeing a white man attempting to stop vehicles in the road.

“Did you see a man matching the offender’s description leaving the area? Any information you have, however insignificant, could prove vital.”

To provide information contact the police by calling 101 or visiting www.herts.police.uk/Report or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.