A manhunt has been launched after a knife-wielding robber stole money from a 50-year-old man in High Wycombe.

At around 7.15pm last Thursday (October 4) the victim was walking along John Hall Way when he was approached from behind by a man who threatened him with a knife and demanded money.

The victim handed over £20 and the man ran away.

Police said the victim was not injured.

The attacker has been described as a man, about 5ft 10ins tall with a medium build. He was said to be wearing a dark hooded top with light coloured trousers and dark shoes.

Investigating officer DC Laura Burns, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of this offence to please come forward.

“I would also urge anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area to get in touch as it may provide vital information.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or make a report online, quoting reference 43180303685.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.