Friday 22 September 2017

Burglars armed with axes and wearing 'Scream' masks terrorise residents during robbery

Undated handout CCTV still issued by Nottinghamshire Police of one of three masked burglars, who frightened residents out of their home after smashing their way into the rear of an address in Nottingham. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire
Undated handout CCTV still issued by Nottinghamshire Police of one of three masked burglars, who frightened residents out of their home after smashing their way into the rear of an address in Nottingham. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire
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Frightened residents were forced to flee their home after axe-wielding burglars broke in.

Three masked men smashed their way into the rear of the address in Nottingham in broad daylight, while the occupants escaped through the front door.

Undated handout CCTV still issued by Nottinghamshire Police of two of three masked burglars, who frightened residents out of their home after smashing their way into the rear of an address in Nottingham. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire
Undated handout CCTV still issued by Nottinghamshire Police of two of three masked burglars, who frightened residents out of their home after smashing their way into the rear of an address in Nottingham. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire

One of the intruders was carrying an axe and another was wearing a Scream-type mask, during the break-in off Arnold Lane in Gedling on Thursday June 8.

Nothing was taken; however, police have now released CCTV images of the men in a bid to trace the culprits.

Undated handout CCTV still issued by Nottinghamshire Police of three masked burglars who frightened residents out of their home after smashing their way into the rear of an address in Nottingham. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire
Undated handout CCTV still issued by Nottinghamshire Police of three masked burglars who frightened residents out of their home after smashing their way into the rear of an address in Nottingham. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: "Although their faces are covered, officers are appealing to anyone who recognises their clothing, build or postures to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

"Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

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