A TEENAGE boy was threatened during a burglary after two men broke into the house in broad daylight.
The burglary took place at about 9.30am yesterday (Saturday) at the property on Haselor Lane when the pair broke into the house and threatened the teenager who had been asleep at the time.
After the thieves were disturbed they took a quantity of cash and made off in an old style, green Vauxhall Omega.
The car was found about a mile away from the property close to the A46. Police believe the car may have broken down, and then the two suspects may have attempted to hitch a lift with passers-by.
The first suspect has been described as a white man, about 5ft 10ins tall, wearing dark clothing and speaking with an Irish accent.
The second man was about 6ft tall, had blue eyes and also spoke with an Irish accent. He was wearing a navy Reebok Jumper or hooded top and blue jeans.
The suspects referred to themselves as Chris and Tornado, and were both wearing balaclavas during the burglary.
Detective Sergeant Oliver Moore, who is leading the investigation, 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 offence happened during daylight hours and we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have been driving along the A46, shortly before 10am yesterday.
“It’s possible that people may have seen or even offered a lift to the suspects.
“If you saw the suspect’s car, a green Vauxhall Omega, driving away from the address or if you were around Haselor Lane and saw anything suspicious, we would also like to hear from you.”
Anyone who may have any information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 199.
Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website.