Man threatened with machete in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a robbery in Skelmersdale in which a man was threatened with a machete.

Around 1.35am on Tuesday 25 February 2014, two men approached the back of a flat on Acregate, smashed a window and leaned in and threatened the man inside.

One of the men was armed with a machete and demanded money from the 57 year old. The victim handed over a mobile phone and a quantity of cash before the two men left.

Fortunately the man wasn’t physically injured but was left shaken by what had happened.

DC Jo Collinson said: “This was a terrifying incident for the man involved and I would appeal to anybody who has any information about it to contact police.

“What you may believe to be insignificant could prove crucial to this investigation so I would urge anybody to come forward with even the smallest amount of information.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at