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Man targeted by robbers with machetes in Bury

Posted by Admin - Mon 9th October 2017 7.54AM

Police are appealing for information after men wielding machetes and wearing a pig mask robbed a man in Bury.

At around 10pm on Wednesday October 4th, police were called to reports of a robbery on Sixth Avenue.

Three masked men, one wearing a pig mask, had approached the victim’s house and gone through the back garden to the kitchen door, which they forced open.

Once inside, they threatened the 31-year-old victim with machetes and a taser, demanding that he give them money.

They then kicked the victim repeatedly in the face, before leaving the house.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been released.

Detective Constable Gordon Milne of GMP’s Bury Borough, said: “These men forced their way into the victim’s home, attacking him and damaging his sense of security.

“I can only imagine how terrified he must have been to be met with these three masked men who forced their way into his home, and threatened him with weapons.

“I’m asking for anyone who heard a disturbance in the area at the time, or who saw someone wearing a pig mask, to please come forward and help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8045 or 101 quoting incident number 2247 of 04/10/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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