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Man robbed in own home by men wearing Halloween masks

Posted on - 28th April, 2017 - 5:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lostock Hall, News
St Paul's Close where the incident took place Pic: Google
St Paul’s Close where the incident took place Pic: Google

Men wearing white Halloween masks are being hunted by police after a ‘very scary attack’ near Lostock Hall.

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A man was robbed in his own home during the incident in Farington Moss in mid-April.

The 64-year-old victim was sitting by his patio doors at 10.20pm on Tuesday 18 April, which were slightly ajar.

Two men appeared in his back garden with their hoods up and wearing Halloween masks and gloves.

They pushed past the victim and entered the house, demanding money, and made off with a Tupperware box containing loose change and notes of around £70.

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DC Kate Clancy, of Preston CID, said: “This was a sudden and very scary attack on a man in his own home, in what is usually a quiet residential area.

“Although the victim is thankfully unharmed he has been left extremely shaken.

“We are now appealing to anyone with information about the incident, or who was in the area at the time and saw anything unusual, to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information can contact police on 101 quoting log number 1612 of the April 18th.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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