Masked robber threatens mum and baby with gun after breaking into Breightmet home
AN armed robber frogmarched a mum - with her baby in her arms - through their home at gunpoint.
The raider threw a brick through the patio doors of a home in Widcombe Drive, Breightmet, and pointed a gun at the 30-year-old victim, who was inside with her 10-month-old baby.
He marched her upstairs with the baby in her arms and demanded cash and jewellery.
The robber then ransacked the bedrooms as he searched through cabinets and drawers, before stealing a gold watch, the woman’s engagement ring and a small amount of cash.
He then ran out of the house and jumped over the fence in the back garden.
The suspect was said to be white, about 6ft tall, slim and spoke with a Bolton accent.
He was wearing a black woollen balaclava, black jogging bottoms and a black long-sleeved top.
The attack happened at about 12.15pm on Tuesday afternoon.
Det Insp Charlotte Cadden, from Bolton North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This woman was terrified when a man smashed his way through the patio doors of her house.
“He held a gun towards her and her young child and marched them up the stairs and demanded money and jewellery.
“Thankfully neither the woman or her child were injured, but they have been left traumatised by the ordeal."
Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8565761 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.