Prestwich man tied up in his home by armed robbers
ARMED robbers tied up a Prestwich man and hit him over the head during a terrifying raid in his own home.
Three men walked through the front door of a house in Breeze Mount, Sedgley Park at around 8pm on December 4, threatening the 61-year-old homeowner and his wife with a knife.
The man had his hands tied before he was hit on the back of the head and forced onto the floor.
Robbers searched the house, stealing a men’s Rolex watch, white ladies ‘Toy’ watch and £60 in cash, before they fled.
The man suffered a large swelling to the back of his head and cut to the bridge of his nose, both of which required hospital treatment.
All three men were wearing dark clothes and balaclavas.
The man’s wife described the robber brandishing the knife as white, skinny, about five foot 12 inches tall and 26 years old.
Det Con Andrew Pidd, from Whitefield police station, said: "The victim has been left deeply affected by what has happened.
“The sight of three men walking into your house, armed with a knife must have been frightening alone but to be then tied up must have been terrifying.
"These men were aggressive and not only tied the man up but he was also assaulted.
"If you were in or around the area and witnessed these men leaving the house, I would urge you to phone us as soon as possible."
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8204 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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