Terror as masked robbers raid East Lancs farmhouse with taser

Terror as masked robbers raid farmhouse with taser

Terror as masked robbers raid farmhouse with taser

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THREE women were left terrified when masked robbers armed with a taser gun burst into their home.

The attackers smashed their way into the farmhouse using a rock and a crowbar before threatening the women and locking them in an outbuilding.

Two mobile phones, £140 in cash, car keys and an Apple computer were stolen in the raid, which happened in Bolton Road, Hoghton.

The men were all wearing balaclavas and black gloves.

Sgt Andy Bramhall, from Chorley’s neighbourhood policing team, said: “This is a highly unusual crime in what is a very safe area.

“Even though the women were unharmed, it was a terrifying experience for them.”

The robbery happened shortly after midnight on Saturday. The thieves got in through a window which they smashed with the rock. They then cleared the glass.

The women were threatened and made to go to an outside office, where they were locked in while the robbers raided the house. The taser was not discharged.

The victims managed to escape and ran to a neighbour for help.

Police have launched an investigation into the attack. The first attacker was described as white, around 5ft 2ins tall and of proportionate build and pale complexion. He was wearing dark clothing and had blue eyes. The other two men were around 6ft tall, of slim build and were also in dark clothes.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: “We are looking for any witnesses or anybody who might have seen anything suspicious.”

Anyone with informat-ion should call 101 quoting lof reference 0041 of May 10 or 0800 555111.

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9:51am Fri 16 May 14

mrcool says...

Guess they have to come up with something seeing as the car insurance fraud doesn't work anymore. Oh, wait, we only say that if the victims are asian eh? Where are all the loony comments on this one?
Guess they have to come up with something seeing as the car insurance fraud doesn't work anymore. Oh, wait, we only say that if the victims are asian eh? Where are all the loony comments on this one? mrcool
  • Score: -7

1:48pm Fri 16 May 14

timeforcommonsense says...

you made the biggest when you started typing.
you made the biggest when you started typing. timeforcommonsense
  • Score: 2

2:28pm Fri 16 May 14

noddy57 says...

As terrifying as the raid must have been for the victims !!! it was hardly worth breaking into a sweat for..
As terrifying as the raid must have been for the victims !!! it was hardly worth breaking into a sweat for.. noddy57
  • Score: 0

5:04pm Fri 16 May 14

mrcool says...

timeforcommonsense wrote:
you made the biggest when you started typing.
The lack of comments says it all. You can bury your head in the sand, but the truth is that if we change the names to Patel we would have had 100 racist comments by now.
[quote][p][bold]timeforcommonsense[/bold] wrote: you made the biggest when you started typing.[/p][/quote]The lack of comments says it all. You can bury your head in the sand, but the truth is that if we change the names to Patel we would have had 100 racist comments by now. mrcool
  • Score: 1

5:16pm Fri 16 May 14

It's a spade! says...

It was the Poles that did it! Or perhaps the Bulgarians! It might even have been the Romanians!
It was the Poles that did it! Or perhaps the Bulgarians! It might even have been the Romanians! It's a spade!
  • Score: -2

8:44pm Fri 16 May 14

Graham Hartley says...

Shame the picture is so blurred. No black gloves or balaclava. That they were wearing balaclavas suggests that the robbers are Ukrainian.
Shame the picture is so blurred. No black gloves or balaclava. That they were wearing balaclavas suggests that the robbers are Ukrainian. Graham Hartley
  • Score: 0

12:35am Sat 17 May 14

Steven11 says...

mrcool wrote:
Guess they have to come up with something seeing as the car insurance fraud doesn't work anymore. Oh, wait, we only say that if the victims are asian eh? Where are all the loony comments on this one?
Give us a chance here , we haven't started yet !
[quote][p][bold]mrcool[/bold] wrote: Guess they have to come up with something seeing as the car insurance fraud doesn't work anymore. Oh, wait, we only say that if the victims are asian eh? Where are all the loony comments on this one?[/p][/quote]Give us a chance here , we haven't started yet ! Steven11
  • Score: -1

12:38am Sat 17 May 14

Steven11 says...

mrcool wrote:
timeforcommonsense wrote:
you made the biggest when you started typing.
The lack of comments says it all. You can bury your head in the sand, but the truth is that if we change the names to Patel we would have had 100 racist comments by now.
Has some one touched a nerve here ?
[quote][p][bold]mrcool[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]timeforcommonsense[/bold] wrote: you made the biggest when you started typing.[/p][/quote]The lack of comments says it all. You can bury your head in the sand, but the truth is that if we change the names to Patel we would have had 100 racist comments by now.[/p][/quote]Has some one touched a nerve here ? Steven11
  • Score: -1

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