A gang of burglars broke into a home in Chester and demanded they were handed cash.
Four men wielding weapons all dressed in black forced their way in while the house was occupied.
Cheshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the aggravated burglary.
The attack happened on Dee Fords Avenue in Boughton at about 9.20pm on October 17.
Officers said the men escaped in a ‘medium-sized’ white van.
A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said: “Four men are believed to have forced their way into the house brandishing weapons and making demands for money.
“All four men were wearing black clothing and escaped in a white medium sized van.
“Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area, who noticed the white van or be able to provide any other information which may help with their enquiries.”
Information can be passed on by calling Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 985 of October 17.
Details can also be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.