Police issue CCTV in hunt for men who attacked a man in Hinckley and tried to grab his mobile phone
Three thugs attacked a man as he walked to his car, punched him and ordered him to hand over his mobile phone.
The 30-year-old victim managed to run away from the men, who targeted him as he left a business premises in Hinckley town centre.
Today, police released a CCTV image of three men they want to trace in connection with the attempted robbery which happened at 4.50pm on Wednesday, January 2.
The gang targeted the man in New Buildings.
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Although he was injured, the victim managed to run away while the men left the scene empty-handed and ran along nearby Stockwell Head.
Detective Constable Gemma Ashmore said: "The victim has been left very shaken by this incident and we are hoping that by appealing to the public we will find the people responsible.
"If you were in the area at the time of the incident and can remember seeing any men that match the description then we want to talk to you.
"You may know who was involved? You may have seen where they were before or after the incident? If so please get in touch."
The first suspect is white, 20 to 25, approximately 6ft and of medium build.
He was wearing a grey hooded top and had what the victim has described as pimples or red skin around his mouth.
The second man is white, 19 to 22-years-old, approximately 5ft 6ins and of slim to medium build.
He has short thick wavy ginger hair and a triangular shaped face. He was wearing a dark top with lighter coloured stripes around it.
The third man is also white and 5ft 4ins.
He is fat and was wearing a dark top, grey trousers and a woolly hat.
Contact Det Con Ashmore on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous on 0800 555 111.