Appeal following attempted robbery in Lancaster

Morecambe Police Station.
Morecambe Police Station.

TWO thugs tried to rob a man as he walked home.

The 31-year-old-victim from Lancaster was walking through Scotch Quarry when he has been approached by two men who asked him for a light.

One of the men then grabbed him from behind and demanded his laptop which he was carrying in a rucksack.

The victim fought with the attackers and managed to run away from them with his property.

Both men are described as white, medium build and aged in their early twenties.

They are around 5ft8inches to 5ft10inches tall and were wearing dark hooded tops and jeans.

One had a well groomed handlebar moustache.

Police are appealing for anybody that saw anything that could help them to come forward.

DC Trevor Walker from Lancaster CID said: “The victim sustained a hand injury during the attempted robbery and it is also likely that the offenders had facial injuries after the victim bravely fought back in self-defence.

“The offenders were sat on a nearby wall prior to the offence so I would appeal to anybody that has seen them or knows who could be responsible to call Lancashire Police on 101.”

The attempted robbery happened at 1.30am Sunday, January 20.

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.