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Masked robbers demand cash in Southampton home raid
THREE masked men burst into a Southampton home and demanded cash in a violent robbery.
A police hunt has been launched for the raiders, who struck in the middle of the afternoon in the city centre.
Officers said the robbers threatened the three men in the house with weapons, but last night would not reveal what they were.
The trio burst in through the back of the semi-detached property in Liverpool Street. They confronted the occupants before demanding cash and stealing electrical goods.
The men, who all had their hoods up, entered the house and said “Where’s the money?” before attacking the people inside, searching the premises and leaving by the front door.
The incident, which took place on Saturday between 3.30pm and 5.30pm, left the victims – a 24-year-old, a 31-year-old and a 33-year-old – with superficial injuries.
The robbers took a Toshiba stereo worth £100 and a black mobile phone with a plastic white cover, worth £400.
All the three offenders were described as being about 25 years old. The first man was white, 5ft 11in, of large build, and wore blue jeans, black trainers and a hoodie under a black jacket.
The second was white, 5ft 4in and slim, while the third man was mixed race, of muscular build, with slight stubble.
Anyone with information should call DC Lee Murden on 101.