A FAMILY was held at knifepoint by robbers in Oakmere at 10pm on Monday.
A group of men, also armed with baseball bats, raided a house on Tarporley Road stealing cash and jewellery.
The group entered the house through the back door, which was unlocked.
A police spokesman said: “The owner of the property, a 51-year-old man, was attacked and threatened with a knife while being forced to identify where valuable items were located within the house.
“The man’s 51-year-old wife and 18-year-old daughter were also subjected to threats and were at one stage forcibly restrained by the men, each having their hands tied together.”
While the men continued their search downstairs the mother managed to escape by jumping from an upstairs window on to paving flags below, injuring her foot.
She fled to a nearby house where she raised the alarm and the police were called.
The gang fled on foot before officers rushed to the scene.
The family, who have been left traumatised by the attack, were treated for minor injuries at Leighton Hospital.
Although the robbery bears similarities to a raid on Widnes Vikings chairman Steve O’Connor’s Frodsham home on Tuesday, March 24, police have ruled out any links.
Speaking about the latest incident DS Christian Pugh, said: “At this stage of the investigation we believe the men responsible for this robbery are not connected to the incident at Steve O’Connor’s home in Frodsham, and the evidence we have gathered so far about the incident indicates that they are not linked.”
Anyone with information about the Oakmere incident should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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