Masked men hunted after house raid in Barnsley

Three masked men who forced entry to a house in Barnsley are being hunted by the police.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 01 February, 2018, 11:13
Laithes Lane, Athersley

The trio struck in Laithes Lane, Athersley, just after midnight on Sunday, January 21, but left the house empty-handed after being disturbed by the occupants.

South Yorkshire Police said one of the raiders was carrying a homemade plasterer's pointing tool.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "No one was injured in the incident although the occupants were understandably left shaken and upset."

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The raiders were all white, with one wearing a distinctive burgundy tracksuit and white trainers at the time.

Another wore a black puffer coat, blue Adidas tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers.

The third wore blue trainers, a back Adidas tracksuit top and grey jogging bottoms.

Man jailed for running cannabis factory in railway arches in SheffieldAnyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.