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Police hunt armed gang after Doncaster family held at gunpoint

Detectives are hunting masked raiders who tied up a family and held them at gunpoint.

Three burglars burst into the house in North Lane, Sykehouse near Doncaster and woke the family, restrained them with cable ties and demanded money.

The raiders escaped with a large quantity of cash, jewellery, and other personal items.

The family - a 49-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman, an 18-year-old man, a 15-year-old girl - were threatened with a "suspected shotgun."

This must have been an incredibly scary experience for this family, especially the younger members.

"Nobody was injured during this incident but this does not detract from the seriousness of the crime and we are determined to identify those responsible."

– Detective Constable Billy McLean - South Yorkshire Police

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the Sykehouse area on Thursday October 17 at around 10.45pm.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

Please call 101 quoting incident number 1007 of 17 October 2019. You can also give information to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.