Thursday, 26 May 2011

Appeal after violent Heysham robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a violent robbery at an address in Heysham on Sunday.

The offence took place at approximately 11.00p on 22nd May at an address on Robin Crescent, when four men wearing dark clothing and balaclavas forced their way into a house and threatened the occupants with a weapon, described as a machete.

They escaped with mobile phones and a large quantity of cash, running from the premises onto Mossgate Park towards Middleton Road.

Two of the men are described as having Liverpool accents.

Sergeant Colin Forsyth from Lancaster Police said: “This is a very serious offence where thankfully no one was seriously injured.

“I would urge anybody with any information about the identity of the offenders or information about any people or cars acting suspiciously on Windermere Park Estate to contact police.

“I’d also ask people to be vigilant and to report anybody that may have recently obtained a large amount of cash."

• Any information can be treated in confidence. Please call Lancaster CID on 01524 63333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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