A MAN was punched in the face as he listened to music on his headphones.

The 35-year-old was walking on Wellington Street in Lindley in the early hours of Friday when two men walked up to him. One punched him. As he tried to escape he was hit again. The robbers attempted to steal his wallet but were forced to leave empty-handed. Both attackers were white and in their late teens. One was about 6ft tall, slim, with facial hair and was wearing a hooded top. The other was shorter, slightly bigger with short dark hair and light clothing.