A woman with cerebral palsy was attacked by three masked youths in broad daylight.
The 51-year-old victim was walking under a motorway bridge in Bolton when the teenagers grabbed her wrists and demanded money.
A passer-by disturbed the young thugs who fled before they could steal any cash.
The attempted robbery happened on Loxham Street, Moses Gate, at around 11.40am on Tuesday (March 5).
The boys were described as Asian, in their early teens, and were wearing dark hooded tops, baseball caps and had covered faces.