Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was left unable to move following a night time street robbery Anthony Livesey, 55, was attacked as he rode his bike along St James’ Road in Fulwood.
The cyclist’s ordeal unfolded at around 11pm on Friday 26 September, but details have just been revealed.
Police said it is believed Mr Livesey was pulled from his bike by the thugs, causing him to fall to the ground.
He reported to officers that two men began to kick him.
It is suspected a third robber was involved - who rifled through the injured victim’s pockets.
The attackers are all thought to have fled the scene in an unknown direction moments later, after stealing £30 cash.
Today officers said the cyclist, who was left with minor injuries to his face, body and wrist, had recently undergone a double hip replacement.
His attackers left him unable to move properly for some time.
One of the men is described as an Asian or mixed race man.
He was of a medium build, 6ft, and aged 19 to 20.
He was wearing a thin black waterproof hooded jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and a distinctive gold ring on his finger which was square in shape.
The second man is also described as an Asian or mixed race man, but was of a stocky build.
He was 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins and thought to be in his mid to late 20s.
He was wearing a hooded fleecy jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms.
DC Justin Singleton, who is investigating the incident for Preston CID said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to get in touch.
“Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting DF1408326.”
Alternatively, anyone who witnessed the robbery can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.