Lincoln family threatened with meat cleavers in robbery

A family in Lincoln were forced to hand over their cash while threatened with meat cleavers by robbers in their own home.

The robbery was reported on July 29 at around 11.30pm on Redbourne Drive in Lincoln.

Two men, one wearing a white boiler suit and one a black balaclava, broke into the home via the front door and confronted the family.

The 27-year-old male householder was threatened with weapons that looked like meat cleavers, Lincolnshire Police said in a statement.

The robbers forced the man to hand over cash, then left.

No-one was injured during the robbery, but the man, his wife and step-son were shaken up by the incident.

While the two men broke into the house, it is believed another two men were seen near to the property too.

It’s also thought that some or all the offenders left in a silver hatchback, similar to a Vauxhall Astra, parked nearby.

The men inside the house were described as being of stocky build, with one around 5’8 tall and the other 6’0.

They were both wearing a white boiler suit and black balaclava. They both spoke, but had no accent.

Detective Sergeant Mark Booth said: “This was a very traumatic experience for the victims and we need to arrest the offenders sooner rather than later.

“I would ask anyone with any information about it to contact us without delay. We will treat their information sensitively and in confidence.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or might have information should contact Detective Sergeant Mark Booth of Lincoln CID via the 101 non-emergency number quoting incident number 545 of July 29, 2013.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.