A girl armed with a knife held up an off-licence in Barnsley.
She walked into the shop in Station Road, Royston, and demanded cash but left empty-handed after being challenged by staff.
Detectives investigating the incident have released an E-fit of the suspect, who was between 16 and 18 years old and had shoulder length red hair.
She was slim and wore an off-white long sleeved top, tight, light grey trousers and a white head scarf.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "It is reported that the girl demanded cash from the till before she fled the shop empty handed when she was challenged by a staff member.
"It is believed that the girl was carrying a knife. No one was injured during the incident.
"Officers investigating the matter have now released an E-fit image and are asking for your help to identify the girl."
Anyone with information about the incident at 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 7 should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.