Police appeal over 'terrifying' late night armed robbery at Leeds family home

FOUR men armed with guns and knives have stolen cash, watches and jewellery after forcing their way into a family home during a late night robbery.

Monday, 25th January 2016, 8:56 am
Updated Monday, 25th January 2016, 9:04 am

Police are appealing for information following the incident at a house in Collingham, Wetherby.

It happened just before 11pm on Thursday.

Police said four males, armed with weapons, had forced entry into the property through a ground floor window.

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Two men are understood to have guns and two were understood to have knives.

All four suspects were described as white males, wearing dark clothing, face coverings and thin black gloves with ‘grips’.

They stole cash, watches and jewellery and attempted to steal the family’s car. No-one was injured and the suspects fled the scene.

Detective Inspector Anthony Scopelliti, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victims, to be confronted in their home by armed men late at night.

“We urgently need to hear from anyone with information that could assist in tracing and identifying the people involved.

“We are currently conducting extensive enquiries into the robbery and would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident.

“A number of distinctive watches were among the items stolen and we have released images of them. We would like to hear from anyone who has been offered those items for sale, or who has any information that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime reference 13160030300 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111