Burglars threatened woman with knife

Merseyside Police detectives are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary in Wavertree in the early hours of Tuesday morning (12 December). 

At around midnight, a call was received from the female occupier of a house in Bartlett Street, reporting that two male offenders had forced their way into the premises. The victim confronted them in the living room and one of the offenders held her down while a search took place. 

The victim was threatened with a knife before the offenders left empty handed. They are described as wearing gloves and balaclavas. 

House-to-house enquiries and forensic enquiries have been carried and detectives are urging anyone with information to come forward. 

Detective Inspector Judith Blease said: “This was an appalling incident and thankfully nobody was injured. The victim was understandably distressed to have been confronted and threatened in her own home and she is being supported by officers at this time. 

“We are keeping an open mind as to the motive but it initially appears that this was a case of mistaken identity. The current occupier has only been there for a short time and while we believe that the attack was targeted, we believe it was aimed at a previous occupant. Any information that you can provide will be acted on and we will be relentless in bringing those responsible to justice.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 0517318240 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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