A man armed with an axe travelling on a motor scooter attempted a robbery on a cash in transit van at a busy Burnley supermarket this morning.
The frightening incident took place this morning at around 9-20am at Burnley Tesco.
Fortunately the two security guards fought off the would-be robber who made off from the scene empty-handed.
A police spokesman said: "This was an audacious attempted robbery during daylight when there would have been lots of shoppers.
" Luckily no-one was injured. We are looking for a single white male who was riding a grey coloured motor scooter.
"He was wearing a full crash helmet at the time."
Anyone with information should call police on 101.