Terrified mother and son hid upstairs while burglars searched Belper home

It happened at a property on Applewood Close, Belper. Picture: Google Images
It happened at a property on Applewood Close, Belper. Picture: Google Images

A woman and her son hid upstairs in terror while burglars broke into and searched their home.

Two men forced open the front door of a house in Applewood Close at around 10pm on Wednesday (March 14) while the woman and her adult son were upstairs.

Fearful, they remained upstairs while the two intruders searched the downstairs rooms. They did not steal anything and there have been no other similar burglaries in the town.

A witness reported seeing three men running away from the house wearing hats and with their faces covered. They looked to be in their late teens or early 20s.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Dan Saunby on 101, quoting reference 18000118179.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.