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Offenders 'tied woman up using her own clothes' in home burglary

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Police are investigating after a woman was tied up with her own clothes whilst her home was burgled in Stockport.

Officers were called at around 4:50pm on Wednesday to a house on Craig Road, Heaton Mersey to reports that three men had broken into the address.

They had forced their way into the property by smashing the rear patio doors, before they restrained the woman, who lives there, by tying her up with her own clothes.

While the woman’s hands and feet were bound together, the offenders conducted an untidy search of the house, punched her to the face and made demands for money.

The trio fled with a small amount of cash, a tablet and mobile phone, leaving the woman in her 60s, barricaded in the bedroom with minor facial injuries.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Steve Hartley of Greater Manchester Police’s Stockport Borough, said:

This woman was strung up in the middle of the day by three people who clearly had no concern for her safety – I can only imagine how utterly terrifying that must have been.

“We will act on any credible piece of intelligence we receive to ensure these offenders are unable to strike again but we need your help to do so.

“All three men had their face covered and were wearing gloves while they were in the house and may have been as they fled in a hurry.

“We believe they were in the area for a short time prior to the burglary, which may have caught someone’s attention – I cannot stress the importance of people contacting us if they have seen something or know something about this.

“Whether you saw something unusual around that time or you have information that could potentially help us with our investigation, please get in touch.”

– Detective Sergeant Steve Hartley
  • Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9821 quoting reference number 1519 of 08/11/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.