Reward offered after Pendleton Court Care Home raid

Pendleton Court Care Home, Chaseley Road, Salford Four thieves smashed a magnetic lock in Pendleton Court Care Home, Chaseley Road, Salford

A reward has been offered after a gang of balaclava-clad thieves raided a care home in Greater Manchester.

More than 50 residents, their families and staff were in Pendleton Court Care Home, Chaseley Road, Salford, when it was raided at 16:00 GMT on Monday.

One of the four men forced a member of staff to put cash and residents' jewellery in a bag while three employees were told to get down on the floor.

No-one was seriously injured.

Police said Crimestoppers would pay up to £3,000 to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the men who carried out the raid.

'Disgusting thugs'

The raiders pulled up outside the home in a VW Golf, which was reported stolen from the Salford area earlier this month.

They smashed a magnetic lock at the front of the care home to gain access before bursting into the office.

Det Insp Kenny Blain said: "This is an outrageous attack on a nursing home.

"Clearly a number of people were left very distressed and anxious because of all the loud noises and commotion."

Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart said: "Their right to live and work in peace has been shattered by these disgusting thugs.

"This despicable gang of low life scum must be caught."

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