One was armed with a baseball bat and another with a knife, which were used to terrorize the couple in their home in the pretty village of Wrightington in West Lancashire.
One couple was subjected to a traumatic ordeal when two burglars broke into their house.
The couple endured a “traumatic” experience from two burglars.
Once on the property, they threatened the woman with a knife and stole a small amount of cash and cell phones.
The man, who was over 50 years old, ran into the house, but the burglars pushed their way past him.
The incident occurred around 8:10 p.m. on Saturday (October 24) when the two men approached the back of an address on Hall Lane and confronted the resident who was outside at the time.
Before fleeing the scene, one of the men struck the victim in the arm with a baseball bat. Fortunately, his injury is not serious.
The knife has since been recovered.
said DC Dawn Croucher of CID Ormskirk: “This was an incredibly traumatic incident for the couple and it goes without saying that no one should be so frightened in their own home.
Lancashire Police have appealed to anyone with information to come forward after the incident, which is being treated as a serious burglary.
“We are at a very early stage of the investigation but we are determined to find those responsible and we are now asking anyone who has information that could help us in our investigation to contact us as soon as possible.
“Perhaps you know who could be responsible. Perhaps you had a dashcam or a surveillance camera set up in the area around the time of the incident. Or maybe you were in the Hall Lane area, near Wrightington Hospital and Appley Lane North, and saw something suspicious.
The police said that they would especially like to hear from anyone who had dashcam or CCTV footage taken in the area between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. that night.
“Whatever information you have, we would ask you to share it with us immediately.
Anyone who has information is asked to call 101 and quote the protocol 1280 of October 24th.