Gang’s early hours raid on home

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A MAN was threatened with a baseball bat as he confronted raiders in his own Wigan home.

The robbery took place at a house on Summercroft Close, Golborne, at about 2.30am on Wednesday June 29.

The gang of thieves smashed the glass patio door to get inside, then confronted the 35-year-old, menacing him with the bat before making demands for property. They stole various items. The man was not injured but was shaken up.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward. There were at least two offenders who were black and dressed in dark clothing.

Det Con Gavin Cunliffe of Wigan CID, said: “These men invaded the privacy of this man’s home, threatened him with weapons and subjected him to intense physical intimidation just to get their hands on some cash.

“It is really important we track these men down because they are violent criminals with access to weapons.

“I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about this robbery, either by witnessing these men going into or out of the house or if you have overheard some gossip, to call us, in total confidence if necessary.”

Anyone with details should call Wigan CID on 0161 856 7295 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.