Masked robbers threaten couple after breaking into their home

Police stock picture pic richard ponter 151828e
Police stock picture pic richard ponter 151828e

A group of masked robbers threatened a “terrified” couple after smashing through a door into their home.

They broke through a panel in the kitchen door at the back of the house on Falcon Road, Dewsbury at around 9.10pm last night.

The robbers, wearing hooded tops and balaclavas, awoke the husband and wife, both thought to be in their fifties.

They threatened the couple and demanded cash.

And they raided the upstairs of the house and stole several items of jewellery from the bedroom.

Police are hunting three or four male suspects, who are described as being white and of medium build and average height. They spoke with local accents.

Detective Inspector George Bardell of Kirklees CID said: “This was a terrifying attack on the householders.

“We would urge anyone who has any information about the offenders to come forward.

“We also suspect that the offenders used a vehicle, so information about any suspicious vehicles and driving behaviour in the area could be important to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees CID on 101.