Masked men rob woman in own home in West Yorkshire

A woman was robbed in her own home by four masked men armed with baseball bats and crowbars, West Yorkshire police have said.

The robbers broke into her house in Norwood Road, Birkby, through a rear patio door at about 0045 BST on 28 September.

The men confronted the woman and demanded property from her.

They searched the house and stole a safe containing jewellery and a gold chain the victim was wearing.

The suspects then left through the patio door.

The victim was left shaken, but otherwise unharmed.

She described the robbers as three white and one mixed race man, all about 5ft 8in tall and of medium build. They were all wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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