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Terrifying masked men force couple onto floor as they put kids to bed

Written by on 30/09/2020

A couple putting their young children to bed were threatened and forced to lay on the floor by a gang dressed in black who had broken into their home.

Between 12.50am and 1.15am on Tuesday, September 29, the men forced their way into a home in College Road in Masborough, Rotherham.

Dressed all in black and with their faces masked, they threatened the couple inside who were trying to get their young children to sleep.

They made them lie down on the floor while shouting “cannabis” at them.

South Yorkshire Police say the suspects then searched the house before leaving with a bag that was full of baby items.

The victims then heard the suspects breaking into the house next door, which was unoccupied, before they left the scene empty-handed.

A police spokesperson said: “The suspects, who were reportedly all wearing black with their faces covered, threatened the occupants – a couple who were trying to get their young children to sleep – and made them lie down on the floor while shouting ‘cannabis’ at them.

“It is understood the suspects searched the house, before leaving with a bag containing baby items. The victims then heard the suspects forcing entry to the property next door, which was unoccupied, before they left the scene empty-handed.”

Nobody was injured during the break-in and an investigation has been launched by the police.

The force are now urging anyone who heard anything or who has CCTV which might help with the inquiry to come forward.

If you have any information that could help police call 101 quoting incident number 32 of September 29.