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Police search for masked robbers in Bury

Officers were called to reports of a robbery on Sixth Avenue at around 10pm on Wednesday, October 4. Photo: Google Maps

Police are appealing for information after a group of masked men with knives robbed a man in Bury.

Officers were called to reports of a robbery on Sixth Avenue at around 10pm on Wednesday, October 4.

Three masked men, including one wearing a pig's mask, had approached the victim's house and gone through the back garden to the kitchen door, which they forced open.

They threatened the 31-year-old victim with machetes and a taser, demanding he give them money.

They then kicked the victim repeatedly in the face, before leaving the house. The man was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been released.

These men forced their way into the victim’s home, attacking him and damaging his sense of security.

I can only imagine how terrified he must have been to be met with these three masked men who forced their way into his home, and threatened him with weapons.

I’m asking for anyone who heard a disturbance in the area at the time, or who saw someone wearing a pig mask, to please come forward and help with our investigation.

– Detective Constable Gordon Milne, Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8045 or 101 quoting incident number 2247 of 04/10/17. You can also contract Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.