Police are searching for a man who threatened a 13 year old girl in Jewells yesterday afternoon.

The teen was walking home along Ntaba Road at about 3pm when the man jumped out from behind a bush and grabbed her.

He asked where she lived and threatened to stab her when she didn’t reply. The girl broke free and hid from the man before a relative helped raise the alarm.

The man is described as having a deep voice, torn blue jeans and cream hiking boots. A white van with black plastic taped over the windows was seen parked on the other side of the road.

Witnesses are being urged to contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.