Family’s terror as armed robbers steal 'large amount' of cash from Deane home
A FAMILY was left terrified after armed robbers raided their home and stole a large amount of cash that was hidden under a mattress.
The two men burst into the terraced home in Willows Lane, Deane, through an unlocked back door at about 1pm.
A woman and her two teenage daughters were in the home at the time.
One of them was holding a knife and confronted the mum.
After hearing noises, one of her daughters, aged 18, went downstairs and saw the men.
She ran back upstairs and went into her bedroom with her 16-year-old sister.
Both men then ran upstairs with one shouting: “Shut your mum up before I stab someone.”
One of the robbers stayed with the two girls while the second man searched the main front bedroom.
He then removed a mattress from the bed while one of the men shouted: “Where is the money and where is your mum’s room?”
Money was then found within a divan bed. Both men then fled the house.
The crime took place on Sunday, August 18.
The first suspect is described as 5ft 8in tall and of a big, muscular build. He was wearing a black balaclava and had white skin around his eyes.
He also had on dark blue tracksuit bottoms and a plain black hoodie. He was wearing high-top trainers which were black or grey.
He was carrying a black handled silver knife, similar to a hunting knife with a blade between five and six inches in length.
The second man was about 5ft 8in tall and also of large build. He was also wearing a black balaclava and a black hoodie.
Insp Andy Sidebotham said: “This incident was a terrifying ordeal for the family who were in the house during the robbery which took place on a Sunday afternoon.
“The men are clearly very dangerous. Anyone with any knowledge about the offenders or information should contact police.”
He advised residents to be safety conscious and not to leave doors unlocked.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.