Police want to speak to the three men pictured after a shop assistant was threatened at knifepoint.
The attempted robbery happened at Pam’s Pantry, in Brierfield, Nelson on March 25, shortly after 2.15pm when the men entered the shop on Burnley Road.
One of the men was reported to be carrying a knife and made threats towards the shop assistant, and another demanded money from the till.
After a struggle, all three left empty handed a short time later in the direction of Lord Street. There were no reported injuries.
The first male police want to speak to in connection with the incident is described as Asian, of medium build and at the time of the incident he was seen wearing a burgundy hooded jumper with white string and a light blue t-shirt underneath, grey tracksuit bottoms with white string on the waist, black trainers, a black mask with luminous material near the mouth area and black gloves.
The second male is described as Asian of slim build and at the time of the incident he was seen wearing a black puffer jacket with a white logo on the chest, dark blue/black tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down the leg ending at the knee, a Crosshatch scarf over his face and black shoes with red laces.
The third male is described as white of slim build, and at the time of the incident he was seen wearing a black cap, a green jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and black shoes.
DC Heather McAtee of Burnley Police said: “I would like to stress that Pam’s Pantry is a local convenience shop selling essential supplies to the local community and this offence against the staff there who are key workers is totally unacceptable.
“If you recognise these men or have any idea of their whereabouts please get in touch. I would also appeal to members of the community who were in the area at the time and saw anything they now feel they need to report to please make contact.”
- If you recognise these people please call 07967823720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . If there is no response please contact 101 quoting log number 0691 of March 25th.