A man said he would stab a woman in a Morrison’s car park in Northamptonshire if she didn’t let go of her keys.
The man approached the woman outside the supermarket in Oakley Road, Corby, and tried to grab her car keys.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “The man then grabbed the woman around the neck and threatened to stab her if she didn’t let go of the keys.
“Following a struggle, the offender took the car keys and the victim’s handbag, got into the car and drove away. The victim suffered injuries to her hands which needed hospital treatment.
“The car, a red Peugeot 107, was later found abandoned in Culross Walk.”
The robbery happened between 6.40am and 7am on Saturday (February 28).
The offender is described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6ft, with a slim build. He was wearing a dark zip-up top with the hood pulled right up over his head and down to the top of his nose. He was also wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.
He had dark stubble and spoke with a Scottish accent.
Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.