Police are appealing for information after an "attempted armed robbery" near a supermarket ATM in Burnley on Saturday morning (November 18).
A Loomis security worker was carrying a cash container when a man reportedly approached him carrying an axe, causing him to fall backwards onto the ground.
The offender is then said to have picked the box up and attempted to make off on a motorcycle parked around 20 yards away.
Police say the guard chased the offender and managed to grab the cash cassette back.
The suspect reportedly rode away from the scene up Centenary Way in the direction of Manchester Road. He is being sought be detectives who are appealing to the public.
DC Melissa Chadwick from Burnley Police said:
The offender is described as a white, around 6ft and was wearing a yellow high vis jacket and a motorcycle helmet which covered his full face.