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Masked men rob woman in “terrifying” attack in Hale Barns home

By David Prior at

Police are appealing for information after masked teenagers robbed a woman in her own home in Hale Barns.

In what officers described as a “terrifying” attack, a woman was at home on Rydal Drive at around 7pm on Thursday June 29th when she heard a loud noise, which she assumed to be the return of her husband.

But when she went downstairs, the victim was confronted by three masked men who forced her into the kitchen.

Two of the men then went upstairs to search the property, while the third stayed and forcibly stole jewellery from the woman.

The offender continued, despite the woman’s attempts to defend herself, before leaving with the other two men in the house, getting into a car, and driving down Hale Road.

One of the offenders is described as mixed race, and the other two are described as white, all in their late teens, and were wearing masks and gloves.

Detective Constable Paul Walls, of GMP’s Trafford Borough, said: “These men went into a family home and left them in complete shock after what must have been a terrifying attack.

“They took their jewellery and valuables, but these men have also taken this family’s ability to feel safe and secure in their own home.

“At this time of day, the road would have been busy with people returning from work, so I’m urging anyone who may have seen anything to please come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7530, 101 quoting incident number 1863 of 29/06/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.