Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following an attempted theft in Kelso.
The incident happened around 7.50 p.m. on Monday 8th January at the rear of a block of flats in Inchmyre.
A 45-year-old man was walking in the area when a male approached him and attempted steal his mobile phone.
Inquiries are ongoing to trace this individual and anyone who can help identify him is asked to contact police immediately.
He is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and was wearing a dark woollen hat, dark jacket and bottoms and dark woollen gloves.
Constable Gavin Liddle of Kelso Police Station said: "Fortunately, the victim was uninjured and the perpetrator made off empty handed but we are still treating this matter seriously.
"Anyone who was in the Inchymyre area on Monday evening and saw anything suspicious, who has information that can assist with our inquiries, or who recognises the description of the suspect is urged to come forward."
Those with information can contact Kelso Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 3074 of the 8th January. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.