A WOMAN has been injured in a violent attempted robbery in North Tamworth.
Police are hunting two teenagers behind the attempted hold-up in a park in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The 24-year-old woman was walking home from work through the park at the top of Darling and North streets between 3am and 4am.
She was confronted by two teenagers - one who then grabbed her.
Police have been told the first offender demanded the woman hand over cash before he assaulted her.
She managed to break free from the offender and ran from the park, leaving the offender empty-handed.
Officers said the woman suffered minor injuries in the assault, and notified police who launched an investigation.
The first offender is described as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance; about 160cm tall with a slim build; aged between 14-15 years old with black hair.
Police said he has a small tattoo on the back of his left hand and was last seen wearing a black hooded jumper and football shorts.
The second offender is described as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance and is aged between 14 to 15 years old. He was last seen wearing a dark navy t-shirt.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, or anyone who might have seen two males acting suspiciously in the North Tamworth area in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999.