Masked gang rob seriously ill man at his Carnforth home

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DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a seriously ill man was subjected to a terrifying armed robbery in his own home in Carnforth last night.

The robbery took place around 6.45pm at a lodge on Northside Caravan Park on North Road, when a number of masked men, one armed with a hammer and another man with a crowbar, burst into the 54-year-old man’s home and demanded money.

The victim, whose illness means he cannot walk about, was being visited by his brother who was cooking when the incident happened.

The gang made them get down on the floor before ransacking the property.

The men escaped with a safe and an undisclosed amount of cash before making off across fields at the rear of the premises. The safe was located a short time later in a live lane of the M6 north between junctions 36 and 37.

It is believed that they then left the area in a vehicle.

DI Jo Dent, from Lancaster Police, said: “This is a serious and targeted offence and I would appeal for the public’s help to catch these men and bring them to justice.

“Although not hurt, both victims were left badly shaken by their ordeal and the motive for the robbery is unknown.

“I would appeal to anybody on Northside Caravan Park and surrounding areas that witnessed anything suspicious or anybody with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.