OFFICERS are appealing for information after an attempted robbery at a house in Leigh.

At around 11.10am two men threatened the occupants and demanded a quantity of cash at an address on Bettison Avenue, Leigh on Friday, November 1.

No-one was injured during the incident and the offenders didn’t leave with anything, but the occupants were left shaken.

The offenders fled the scene on foot and were seen running up Bettison Avenue towards Callow Drive.

Both offenders are described as white men between around 30-40 years old and of a medium build.

They were both seen wearing yellow high-vis jackets on top of their clothing, dark woollen bob hats, dark bottoms and having their faces covered.

No arrests have been made and officers are appealing to anyone who may have been around the area at the time to come forward with information or provide any CCTV footage they may have from that day.

Detective Constable Brendan Greally, of GMP’s Wigan division, said: “This is a terrible incident which saw two innocent residents threatened and left understandably shook up and distressed.

“We are appealing for members of the public to think back to that morning and try and remember if they saw two men acting suspiciously in the Leigh area.

“We also ask anyone who has CCTV to check if they have footage of the two men approaching or leaving the scene around Bettison Avenue and Callow Drive.”

If you have any information about the incident contact police on 0161 856 7259 quoting incident number 1,179 of November 1. Details can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.