POLICE are hunting for a pair of robbers who fled after attacking a man in his home when his 11-year-old daughter interrupted them.
At around 7.40pm on Monday February 23, two men burst into the 48-year-old victim’s house on Marlborough Avenue in Ince and started to assault him.
He attempted to fight them off, but they punched and kicked him to the face and body and demanded property.
They grabbed him around the throat and dragged him into the hall, with one of the men holding him down as the other offender headed upstairs to search the victim’s bedrooms.
During the attack, the victim’s 11-year-old daughter returned home from a nearby shop and disturbed them.
The two thugs then fled, taking with them just £40 from the victim’s wallet.
The first offender is described as a white male and was wearing a light grey Converse sweatshirt, matching jogging bottoms, blue Nike trainers and a balaclava.
The second offender is described as a white male and was wearing a purple jacket, stonewashed jeans, trainers and a balaclava.
Detective Constable Stuart Woodhead said: “This was a violent robbery in which the men were prepared to inflict damage and injury to achieve their aims.
“They attacked a man in his own home and strangely enough it is lucky that his young daughter arrived home when she did, as they could have continued to injure the victim.
“Fortunately they were not prepared to continue the attack while the young girl was in the house and so they fled relatively empty-handed.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.