A gang of burglars armed with knives, machetes and bats raided a mill while the owner was inside.
Police said the gang forced entry at a furniture unit inside Vine Mill on Brookside Street in Oswaldtwistle and ransacked a storage area, taking clothes and laptops.
A lizard was stolen from another business unit and a van parked outside also incurred a broken window, although nothing was stolen.
The incident happened between 4.36am and 4.43am on Tuesday, January 12 and police said the incident was seen by the owner who contacted police.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information call police on 101 quoting reference number 103 of January 12.