A MAN was tied up and robbed by two intruders who broke into his home.

Police were called at around 11.25am on Easter Monday to a house on Catlow Hall Street in Oswaldtwistle, after two men broken in, threatened the man, who is in his 60s, and tied him up before leaving with cash and debit cards.

A spokesperson for the police said: “We are appealing for information after a man was tied up and robbed at his home address.

“Thankfully the man managed to free himself and call police.

“The offenders are both described as white.

“One of the men is tall and slim with some facial hair, and wearing a dark jacket and a red hat or hood.

“The second man is described as being shorter, of a heavier build and wearing a grey hooded jacket and a black woolly hat.”

No arrests have been made as yet but police enquiries are ongoing.

DC Michelle Marston, of Blackburn Police, said: “The victim wasn’t hurt, thankfully, but he has been left extremely shaken by this incident.

“Nobody should be scared in their own home in this way and we are determined to find those responsible.

“Maybe you think you know who is responsible, or perhaps you were in the area and saw something suspicious. Whatever information you have, please get in touch.”

County Councillor for Oswaldtwistle, Cllr Peter Britcliffe said it was shocking that a crime like this has taken place considering the current climate.

He said: “Things are bad enough with the pandemic without these sort of things happening.

"My thoughts are with this gentleman at this time.

“Unfortunately criminals are still at work, so I would urge everyone to take care and make sure all their windows and doors are secure.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting log number 430 of April 13.