Man held hostage in his own home by robbers in Harwood

Man held hostage in his own home by robbers in Harwood

Man held hostage in his own home by robbers in Harwood

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A MAN was held hostage in his own living room while robbers ransacked his home searching for valuables.

The robbery took place at a house in Links Road, Harwood, after the three men stormed into the property through an unlocked side door. One man held the terrified resident in the living room while the other two searched the house.

The gang stole what police said was "a significant amount" of cash before fleeing.

The raid took place on Tuesday between 6.30pm and 6.50pm. The victim was not injured.

One of the men was white, about 6ft tall, wore dark clothes and had his hood up, and had a blue scarf covering his face.

He is thought to be aged between 20 and 22 and spoke with a local accent.

The two other men were also wearing dark clothes. One had a dark zip-up hoody with a thick red band across the chest.

Det Insp Charlotte Cadden, from Bolton North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This was a terrifying robbery which took place in the early evening.

“One of the offenders was wearing a very distinctive hoody with a thick red band across it.

“I would urge people to think back to Tuesday and recall if they saw anybody acting suspiciously in the area or anyone matching the descriptions of the offenders.


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“Anyone with information should contact the police or Crimestoppers, anonymously.

“I would like to remind people to keep doors secured even if you are in your house at the time to improve your personal safety.”

People can call Astley Bridge police station on 0161 8565761, quoting the crime reference number 7032G/14 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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11:37am Fri 17 Jan 14

melloj says...

They new that money was there!! Stick in the bank!!
They new that money was there!! Stick in the bank!! melloj
  • Score: -16

12:38pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Hough64 says...

melloj wrote:
They new that money was there!! Stick in the bank!!
You are a very bitter person. Are you going to put nasty comments on all the stories?? Oh and by the way.....it's knew...not new!!!
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: They new that money was there!! Stick in the bank!![/p][/quote]You are a very bitter person. Are you going to put nasty comments on all the stories?? Oh and by the way.....it's knew...not new!!! Hough64
  • Score: 14

12:47pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Donkey Stone says...

melloj wrote:
They new that money was there!! Stick in the bank!!
Does that make it the vicims fault then? How perceptive and intelligent.
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: They new that money was there!! Stick in the bank!![/p][/quote]Does that make it the vicims fault then? How perceptive and intelligent. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 12

12:52pm Fri 17 Jan 14

I, Ludicrous says...

melloj wrote:
They new that money was there!! Stick in the bank!!
I'm sure you mean well, but he may well have been followed from the bank, for all you or any of us know. Either way, let's remember that this guy's the victim here. Glad he wasn't hurt.
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: They new that money was there!! Stick in the bank!![/p][/quote]I'm sure you mean well, but he may well have been followed from the bank, for all you or any of us know. Either way, let's remember that this guy's the victim here. Glad he wasn't hurt. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 15

1:15pm Fri 17 Jan 14

boltongirl5 says...

It's in Harwood, not Bradshaw
It's in Harwood, not Bradshaw boltongirl5
  • Score: 8

1:28pm Fri 17 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

Is Links Road not in Harwood, or is there another one in Bradshaw?
Is Links Road not in Harwood, or is there another one in Bradshaw? MarkAllRead
  • Score: 4

1:53pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Julian Thorpe says...

boltongirl5 wrote:
It's in Harwood, not Bradshaw
You are quite right. This has now been corrected. Our apologies for the error.
[quote][p][bold]boltongirl5[/bold] wrote: It's in Harwood, not Bradshaw[/p][/quote]You are quite right. This has now been corrected. Our apologies for the error. Julian Thorpe
  • Score: 6

11:29pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Florida1999 says...

Did it happen on Monday? Or Tuesday? When appealing for witnesses maybe better actually give the correct information.. Just a thought.
Did it happen on Monday? Or Tuesday? When appealing for witnesses maybe better actually give the correct information.. Just a thought. Florida1999
  • Score: 2

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