Police appeal following aggravated burglary in Hale Date published: 4th March 2019 3.05pm

Detectives are appealing for information and footage from the public following an aggravated burglary in Hale village.

At around 10.30pm on Sunday 3 March a man was pushed over from behind as he entered the front door of a house in Church End Mews.

At that point two men entered the property and threatened him at knifepoint.

The offenders then searched the house before stealing a quantity of jewellery and a mobile phone and fleeing via the front door.

They were all wearing dark clothing. One of them spoke with a north west accent.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and as part of their investigation detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the area and believes they may have seen the offenders, or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them, to come forward.

They also want to hear from anyone who thinks they may know who the offenders are or have any other information that may be relevant to the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Roberts said: “Thankfully the victim was not injured as a result of the incident, but he has understandably been left extremely shaken up following what was a terrifying ordeal.

“Burglary is a serious crime in which victims are targeted in their own home, which is the place they should be able to feel most safe.

“Being the victim of a burglary is always a deeply upsetting experience, but in this instance it was particularly traumatic as it occurred when the victim arrived home and saw him be threatened at knifepoint.

“I would like to reassure the community that this is believed to be an isolated incident and we are determined to catch the offenders and bring them to justice.

“Enquiries are ongoing in a bid to establish their identities and I appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to get in touch.

“Perhaps you saw the offenders before they entered the house or fleeing the area afterwards, either on foot or in a vehicle. If so, please contact the team here at Widnes Police Station.

“The same goes for anyone who thinks they may know who the offenders are or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them, either on foot or in a vehicle.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 337824, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.