A man was subjected to an attempted robbery as he walked home from work in Clitheroe on Tuesday, January 29.
The 34-year-old victim was working home along Farraday Avenue when he was approached by three young men around around 8.15pm.
One of the men demanded he hand over his phone, money and cards. The victim has refused and one of the men has then proceeded to hit him with a pole or stick. The victim shouted for help and all three men then ran away empty-handed.
The main offender is described as being black or Asian, aged around 17 or 18 years old, 5ft 8in tall with a goatee beard. He was wearing a baseball cap.
His accomplices are described as being white and around 5ft 10” tall.
DS Julie Cross, from Accrington Reactive CID, said: “Fortunately, the victim shouted for help and was not seriously injured. Neither did the offenders escape with any of his property.
“This is an unusual incident for Clitheroe and we are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the incident or the three young men prior to the attack taking place.
“There is some suggestion that the men may have been loitering on Henthorn Road prior to the incident taking place and then followed the victim onto Farraday Avenue.”
Anyone with any information should contact Lancashire Police on 101.