Appeal after Rainhill Man Tied up, Assaulted in House Burglary

By on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in St Helens on the evening of Friday 25 August.

At approximately 10pm two males approached a house in the Rainhill Road area of Rainhill. When the owner of the house opened the front door he was assaulted by one of the males.

Both males then entered the house, tied up the occupier, and carried out a search of the property before stealing three mobile phones, a laptop and a white BMW X1 car which was parked on the driveway.

The home owner was not seriously hurt but was left with cuts and bruising to his face and body.

The males are described as being white and over 6ft tall. They both wore black tracksuits and spoke with Liverpool accents.

An investigation is currently underway and house-to-house and forensic enquiries are ongoing.

Merseyside Police is also reviewing its response to the initial emergency call.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Sephton said: “This was obviously a very traumatic experience for the man and he has been left very shaken by his ordeal.

“I want to reassure members of the public that a thorough investigation is underway and we are committed to finding the people responsible for this and bringing them to justice.

“I would appeal for anyone who was in the area around St Ann Place on Friday night who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously or has any information which could assist the investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6041 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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