Baseball bat thugs terrorise family

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THIEVES wielding baseball bats and a metal bar burst into the living room of a Brighouse terraced house and ordered the people inside to hand over cash.

The three masked men forced their way into the property at Whinney Hill Park and threatened the family of five with bats.

Detective Inspector Ashley Hewitt of Calderdale CID, said the family was at home in the living room watching television when the three offenders enetered the property.

“One of the women was very distressed and repeatedly shouted that they had no money,” he said.

The men escaped with three mobile phones, a laptop, and handbag containing personal belongings.

They made off in the victims’ convertible Audi A4 which was found abandoned minutes later only half a mile away in Cawcliffe Drive, Brighouse.

The car is described as being a small, silver coloured vehicle.

DI Hewitt said: “It must have been quite an ordeal for the family involved. We would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.”

He said no one was injured during the incident which took place last Friday, April 13, at about 9.40pm.

One of the men is described as being 5ft 7ins of an average build and was wearing a balaclava. He is believed to be a white male with brown eyes and black hair. He was wearing a dark grey or navy jacket and gloves.

The second is 6ft tall and of a thin build. He wore a balaclava. He is believed to be a black male and was wearing dark clothing. He was carrying a baseball bat.

The third is described as a black male wearing a balaclava and dark clothing. He was carrying a metal bar.

Anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or anyone with any information as to those involved is urged to call DC Craig Pearson in Calderdale CID on 101.