Hereford & Worcester

Evesham house raiders threaten boy in bedroom

Haselor Lane Image copyright Google
Image caption The men, who spoke with Irish accents, fled the scene in Haselor Lane in an old-style Vauxhall Omega which then broke down

Raiders threatened a teenage boy in his bedroom when they burst into a house - before trying to hitch a lift when their getaway car broke down.

Two men in balaclavas forced their way into the house in Haselor Lane, Evesham, at 9:30 BST on Saturday.

They stole a quantity of cash before fleeing in an old-style green Vauxhall Omega, police said.

The car broke down on the A46 and the robbers attempted to hitch a lift from passing cars, West Mercia Police said.

'Potential leads'

The men referred to themselves as Chris and Tornado.

Det Sgt Oliver Moore said: "This was an unusual, and frightening incident, particularly for the teenage boy who was awoken and threatened by the burglars.

"We would like to reassure the public that we are doing all we can to trace those responsible, and a number of potential leads are being followed."

The first suspect was white, around 5ft 10ins, wearing dark clothing and speaking with an Irish accent.

The second was around 6ft, had blue eyes and also spoke with an Irish accent. He was wearing a Navy Reebok Jumper or hooded top and blue jeans.

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