Detectives are investigating a robbery in Appleby. A 61 year old man was tied up and threatened.
The robbery happened on Friday 23rd November at 8:45 pm at a house in Station Road, Appleby.
Three men entered the house carrying weapons, they tied up the man, threatened him and demanded money.
The victim managed to escape and raise the alarm and the offenders fled the scene.
All of the offenders were dressed in dark clothing and were wearing balaclavas and gloves at the time.
The victim was left very distressed and upset by the ordeal.
Detective Chief Inspector Lee Johnson said:
“This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and we are making a number of enquiries of establish who was involved.
“We believe the offenders used a Green Ford Focus to drive to the location and we would appeal to anyone who seen this vehicle in the area to get in contact so that we can trace their movements.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Carlisle CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”