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Two men threatened with a machete and cash demanded in his own home

Two men were attacked and robbed in a home in Atherton.

Just before 8pm on Thursday 16 January 2014, four men wearing balaclavas walked through the front door of a home on Sumner Street and walked into the living room where the 22-year-old victim’s partner and baby were.

As he walked into the living room, he and his friend were pushed into the kitchen and set upon. They threatened them with a machete before demanding money. The 22-year-old was also hit across the back of the head with a coffee jar.

The men searched the house and stole an iPad and mobile phone before leaving.

The man with the machete is described as being white, olive skinned, in his late 20s, around 6ft, of medium build, had short dark hair, was clean shaven, wore black jacket with the hood up and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Constable Darren Reid from Wigan East INPT said: “The victim’s partner was the first to see these four men with balaclavas in her home and her natural concern was for her baby. The woman and her child were not hurt but have been left shaken.

“Thanks to a detailed description, we have been able to create an efit of the main offender. If you recognise him or believe you may have seen this man leave the house that night, to contact us.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7426 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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