FOUR people were threatened with a screwdriver during an aggravated burglary in which cash was stolen. 

Detectives are appealing for information about the incident, which took place shortly after 9pm on Sunday when a group of men broke into a house in Whinny Heights.
They demanded cash and one of the offenders threatened the four occupants with a screwdriver.

Thankfully nobody was injured during the incident but the offenders made off with a quantity of cash - the takings from the victims’ takeaway business – as well as a mobile phone.

The group are described as three men and one woman, or possibly four men, wearing dark clothing and balaclavas. They are believed to be aged in their 20s and were speaking English and another language which the victims didn’t recognise.

Det Sgt Helen Mercer, of Blackburn CID, said: “This is a shocking attack which has left a family extremely shaken and scared. Nobody should be made to feel unsafe in their own home and nobody should be threatened with a weapon and have their hard-earned money or possessions stolen from them.

“We are determined to find those responsible.

“Whatever information you have, we would ask that you get in touch with us straight away."

Anybody with information about this incident can contact us on 101, quoting log 1210 of January 10th. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at