A man on a silver mountain bike tried to punch and rob a delivery driver in Preston, say police.
The incident happened at around 11.05am on Thursday, April 20 when a delivery driver was getting some parcels out of his van on Ribbleton Avenue near to the junction with Cromwell Road.
A spokesperson for the police said the victim was approached by a man who tried to throw a punch at him before attempting to grab the parcels from him.
The man rode off empty handed on a silver mountain bike towards Blackpool Road, they added.
The offender is described by police as white, of slim build, around 25 years-old with a pale, gaunt complexion and grey, droopy features. He had a crooked nose which bent to the right and was wearing a white and black deer stalker hat, a black jumper and grey jogging bottoms.
Police are now appealing for information following the crime.
DC Lewis Haigh of Preston CID said: “I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or anyone who may have been driving past and witnessed the incident. Similarly, if anyone saw a man matching the description in the area around the time of the incident and has any information that could assist with our enquiries then please get in touch.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1705695 or alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.