A COUPLE and their baby were left terrified after four masked robbers armed with a machete burst into their home in Atherton.

The four robbers, who wore balaclavas, stole an iPad and a mobile phone in the attack, which happened in Sumner Street, Atherton, on Thursday, January 16.

The raiders walked through the front door of the home and into the living room, where the 22-year-old victim’s partner and baby were.

As the victim walked into the living room he and his friend were pushed into the kitchen and attacked and threatened by the men, one of whom was armed with a machete.

One of the victims was hit across the back of the head with a coffee jar as the robbers demanded cash.

The man with the machete was white, olive skinned, in his late 20s, about 6ft tall and medium build.

He had short dark hair, was clean shaven, wore a black jacket with the hood up and spoke with a local accent.

Det Con Darren Reid said: “The victim’s partner was the first to see these four men with balaclavas in her home and her natural concern was for her baby.

"The woman and her child were not hurt but have been left shaken.

“Thanks to a detailed description, we have been able to create an efit of the main offender.

"If you recognise him or believe you may have seen this man leave the house that night, to contact us.”

Anyone with information can phone police on 0161 8567426 Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.