Police are investigating a robbery that occurred on 10th January between 2am and 2:30am in the area of Emlyn Street, Barrow.
The victim a 54-year-old local man is reported to have been approached from behind by up to three unidentified suspects knocked to the floor and cash taken from his wallet.
He sustained a significant eye-injury treated at the scene by attending paramedics.
Detective Sergeant Mike Wallace from South Cumbria Crime & Safeguarding Team said: “Enquiries are ongoing in and around the vicinity of the scene an open mind is being kept as to whether this was a random or targeted assault.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 11 of 10th January 2019 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.