OFFICERS are investigating an aggravated burglary in Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
Three to four males are reported to have broken into the property in Leamington Road on Thursday evening, which is located towards the end of the road adjoining the A45.
They broken in while the householder was in the bathroom and after threatening him and demanding money, they tied his hands together and locked him in a bedroom.
The gang then fled from the property.
The man managed to escape from the locked room and raised the alarm with a passer-by who contacted the police. Although shocked by the incident he was not injured.
The assailants are described as being white males, they were all dressed in dark clothing, including hoodies with the hoods up, and were wearing white disposable gloves. They were all wearing coverings to hide their faces. One of the males is described as being over six feet tall.
The men smashed the front door of the property to gain entry and police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore at around 7.30pm on Thursday evening. They would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in the road between 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
Detective Constable Andrew Lea, who has been investigating the burglary said, “This was a frightening attack which took place within the man’s home and we need to trace the people who did this. There would have been a disturbance when they smashed the door which may have attracted the attention people in the street, but we would also like to hear from anyone who saw anyone waiting around in the street, or in a car, prior to the burglary taking place.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Adam Clifford, at the Nuneaton Local investigation team on 02476 641100 x 3043. Or they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where the information can be given anonymously.