Armed gang assault homeowner before stealing safe filled with cash from Northampton home

The incident took place in this street on Saturday night (December 2).
The incident took place in this street on Saturday night (December 2).

A trio of masked men - one of whom was carrying what appeared to be a gun - assaulted a homeowner in an aggravated burglary in Northampton.

The incident happened on Saturday, December 2, between 7.50pm and 8.10pm in St Paul’s Road, Semilong, when one of the victims answered the door to three men.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "One of the men assaulted the victim by punching him and knocking him to the floor. He then entered the upstairs of the house and stole a safe from the victim’s bedroom.

"The men were all wearing black face coverings and left the property carrying a cream-coloured safe," he added.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.