Robber wearing clown mask attacks man in his South Yorkshire home

A man wearing a white clown mask broke into and assaulted a homeowner during a terrifying attempted robbery at a property in South Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 4:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 4:11 pm
Brierfield Close, Barnsley. Picture: Google.

Police said a man threw a brick through a downstairs window and reached through and unlocked the door of a house on Brierfield Close, Barnsley between 3am and 3.30am on Thursday, March 29.

The homeowner, a 64-year-old man, confronted the offender and who then punched and kicked him.

The man demanded cash from the victim before searching through the house. He left empty handed.

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He was described as being nearly 6ft tall and of a large build. It is reported he was wearing a dirty white clown mask, a brown/grey three-quarter length jacket and dark jeans/trousers.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 97 of March 30.