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.
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.