Young couple and baby terrified as four masked men with machete rob them in their home

The Bolton News: An e-fit of one of the robbers An e-fit of one of the robbers

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.

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9:35am Wed 29 Jan 14

angus macoatup says...

more home invasions , this cannot continue . People are not secure in their own homes ,we need stiffer penalties . Judges its up to you to step up
more home invasions , this cannot continue . People are not secure in their own homes ,we need stiffer penalties . Judges its up to you to step up angus macoatup
  • Score: 46

10:55am Wed 29 Jan 14

Wolfie190 says...

Exactly, enough is enough our out of touch judges need to be making examples of these evil people to deter others.
Exactly, enough is enough our out of touch judges need to be making examples of these evil people to deter others. Wolfie190
  • Score: 29

11:41am Wed 29 Jan 14

melloj says...

yep Life sentences for this. Home invasions like this are well out of order even for the criminal community and should be frowned upon by them if they've any conscience.
yep Life sentences for this. Home invasions like this are well out of order even for the criminal community and should be frowned upon by them if they've any conscience. melloj
  • Score: 19

12:58pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

Armed robbery of a home should be treated equally to if they did this to a bank. It is far more intrusive and likely to affect those involved for longer.
Armed robbery of a home should be treated equally to if they did this to a bank. It is far more intrusive and likely to affect those involved for longer. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 24

6:43pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Bilulek says...

How about locking the doors even while at home? In that case they wouldn't just 'walk in through front door'
How about locking the doors even while at home? In that case they wouldn't just 'walk in through front door' Bilulek
  • Score: 3

10:47pm Wed 29 Jan 14

I, Ludicrous says...

angus macoatup wrote:
more home invasions , this cannot continue . People are not secure in their own homes ,we need stiffer penalties . Judges its up to you to step up
It's also up to everyone to lock their doors! Security starts at home.
[quote][p][bold]angus macoatup[/bold] wrote: more home invasions , this cannot continue . People are not secure in their own homes ,we need stiffer penalties . Judges its up to you to step up[/p][/quote]It's also up to everyone to lock their doors! Security starts at home. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 2

12:08am Thu 30 Jan 14

Andyroost says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
angus macoatup wrote:
more home invasions , this cannot continue . People are not secure in their own homes ,we need stiffer penalties . Judges its up to you to step up
It's also up to everyone to lock their doors! Security starts at home.
Why should we have to lock our doors, Its our property and we should be able to leave doors open never mind unlocked, I want to see people taking the law into their own hands, I would love to pick up the Bolton News every night and read that an homeowner has taken their own shotgun and blown a burglars leg off, How many times would it happen before the scumbags took notice, On the other hand, rent prison cells for 25p per day in Thialand throw them in there. they will never re-offend, Wake up government.
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus macoatup[/bold] wrote: more home invasions , this cannot continue . People are not secure in their own homes ,we need stiffer penalties . Judges its up to you to step up[/p][/quote]It's also up to everyone to lock their doors! Security starts at home.[/p][/quote]Why should we have to lock our doors, Its our property and we should be able to leave doors open never mind unlocked, I want to see people taking the law into their own hands, I would love to pick up the Bolton News every night and read that an homeowner has taken their own shotgun and blown a burglars leg off, How many times would it happen before the scumbags took notice, On the other hand, rent prison cells for 25p per day in Thialand throw them in there. they will never re-offend, Wake up government. Andyroost
  • Score: 14

1:14am Thu 30 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

These thugs know that if they get caught that they will receive minor penaltys so where is the deterent? Prisons are full, the justice system sucks so give the scum bail so they can dissapear, job done..............ti
ll next time.
These thugs know that if they get caught that they will receive minor penaltys so where is the deterent? Prisons are full, the justice system sucks so give the scum bail so they can dissapear, job done..............ti ll next time. boltonnut
  • Score: 7

1:09pm Thu 30 Jan 14

WATOAOW says...

Surely there's a mistake, you only need to read other comments sections on here to know that no crime is committed by a member of the indigenous white population.

Reading 'olive skinned' must've had some of the usual suspects on here flexing their fingers for another (I'm not a) racist (but) rant. Only to have it sadly taken away when he's described as having a local accent. There must be a more logical explanation, maybe he came over here as a chld and picked up the accent, or he's the Romanian/Bulgarian/P
olish Phil Cool and was doing an impression of an English accent.

It explains why the comments are in single figures, that's for sure.

Hope he, and his accomplices, are caught and locked up.
Surely there's a mistake, you only need to read other comments sections on here to know that no crime is committed by a member of the indigenous white population. Reading 'olive skinned' must've had some of the usual suspects on here flexing their fingers for another (I'm not a) racist (but) rant. Only to have it sadly taken away when he's described as having a local accent. There must be a more logical explanation, maybe he came over here as a chld and picked up the accent, or he's the Romanian/Bulgarian/P olish Phil Cool and was doing an impression of an English accent. It explains why the comments are in single figures, that's for sure. Hope he, and his accomplices, are caught and locked up. WATOAOW
  • Score: -8

6:48pm Thu 30 Jan 14

angus macoatup says...

WATOAOW no none mentioned racism till you opened your trap
WATOAOW no none mentioned racism till you opened your trap angus macoatup
  • Score: 5

1:49pm Fri 31 Jan 14

WATOAOW says...

angus macoatup wrote:
WATOAOW no none mentioned racism till you opened your trap
I managed to type every word, even the big ones, without once opening my mouth.
[quote][p][bold]angus macoatup[/bold] wrote: WATOAOW no none mentioned racism till you opened your trap[/p][/quote]I managed to type every word, even the big ones, without once opening my mouth. WATOAOW
  • Score: -4

2:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

angus macoatup says...

sorry i underestimated your intelligence
sorry i underestimated your intelligence angus macoatup
  • Score: 3

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