Officers are appealing for information from the public following an aggravated burglary in Crewe.
At around 9.30pm on Wednesday 20 March a family were at home on Westminster Street when they heard the front door opening.
Upon investigating the homeowner, a 23-year-old man, was confronted by three unknown men who had forced entry into the address.
Two of the men were armed with knives and one also had a metal bar.
Following a short conversation with the victims the offenders fled the scene empty handed.
The first suspect is described as a white man, 33 to 34-years-old, around 5’ 7” tall and with a short facial hair.
He was wearing a grey zipped hooded top, dark blue knee length shorts and a black baseball cap with a white Adidas logo.
The second suspect is described as a man, in his late twenties, around 5’ 8” tall and of large muscular build.
He was wearing a black zipped hoody, black sports bottoms and had a black covering on his lower face. He was carrying a knife and a black metal bar.
The third suspect is described as a man, around 5’ 8” tall and of skinny build. He had a dark coloured scarf wrapped around the lower part of his face and was carrying a knife in his left hand.
Police Constable James Cornish said: “This appears to have been a case of mistaken identity and thankfully the victims in this case did not sustain any serious injuries as a result of their ordeal.
“However, understandably they have been left traumatised and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the men responsible and bring them to justice.
“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and I am keen to hear from anyone with any information, no matter how small, which may assist our investigation.
“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone with any CCTV footage or any drivers with dashcam footage who were driving on Westminster Street around the time of the incident.
“I ask anyone with any information or footage that may be relevant to our investigation to contact the team here at Crewe on 101, quoting IML 352284.”Information can also be passed online at https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
Dashcam footage can be submitted via www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage .