Manchester

Girl dragged round house by gang in Bowdon robbery

A teenage girl was dragged around a house in Manchester by a gang of masked men carrying hammers.

The five men opened the front door of the house on Eyebrook Road, Bowdon, Trafford, at about 1840 GMT on Tuesday.

They grabbed the teenager, who was at home with her younger sister, and took her round the house with them as they looked for valuables.

They eventually left with a handbag and some jewellery. Police are appealing for information on the attack.

The men are described as being between 17 and 19 years old, between 5ft 6ins (1.6m) and 5ft 10ins (1.8m) tall, and they were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas or scarves to cover their face.

They spoke with local accents and were driving a 2004 Mini Cooper, in either gold or metallic beige, which had been stolen from the Manchester area.

Pc Matt Maddison, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "The victim was at home with her younger sister when the men walked in and both have been left affected by their ordeal.

"We are determined to catch those responsible and I would urge anyone who may have seen something suspicious to contact us.

"I would urge homeowners to keep their property secure at all times, even if someone is inside the house."

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