POLICE are appealing for information or footage after a threatening man demanded money during an aggravated burglary in Northwich.

At around 12.40pm on Tuesday, an unknown man knocked on the front door of a house on Beswicks Road.

When the door was opened, the offender attempted to force his way into the house and demanded money in a threatening manner.

The occupier managed to push him out of the address and hold the front door shut before the offender fled in an unknown direction.

He is described as being around 5’ 9” tall and of a medium to slim build. 

His head and face were covered and he was wearing dark clothing including a jacket and gloves.

The footwear he was wearing, believed to be boots, had mud at the bottom of at least one of them.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone with information or footage regarding the offender to come forward.

Detective Constable Kelly Mitchell, of Northwich CID, said: “This was a frightening incident that has understandably left the victim shaken up.

“I would like to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to try to identify the offender and bring him to justice.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I urge anyone who was in the area and believes that they may have seen the offender, either before he attempted to force his way into the house or as he was fleeing the scene, to contact the team here at Northwich CID.

“The same goes for anyone who believes they may know who the offender is or have CCTV or dashcam footage of him.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to urge residents to use their door chain, if they have one, when answering the door.

“If you don’t have a door chain, ask the caller who they are through the door before opening it and if you do not know them and are not expecting them, do not open the door.

“If you have any doubts or concerns regarding an unexpected doorstep caller you should never open the door.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help the ongoing investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 515471.

Details can also be given via the Cheshire Police website of anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online here.