TWO women were tied up and threatened by burglars armed with a chisel and a hammer after a house was broken into.

Police are appealing for information after the aggravated burglary on Sandy Lane in Brindle at around 10:20pm on June 5.

The occupants, a woman in her 70's and another in her 20's were tied up by the offenders who used threats of violence and were armed with a chisel and a hammer.

The offenders left with a number of items, including money, jewellery, mobile phones and a vehicle.

It is believed they left the address in the stolen vehicle – a white Peugeot 208 with the registration MF13 TYB.

They travelled along Hill House Lane in the direction of Gregson Lane.

The property, including the vehicle are outstanding.

One offender is described as being white, 5ft 6in tall of slim build.

He was wearing a balaclava, a black fleece top, blue pants, black gloves and black scruffy trainers with white soles. He spoke with a Merseyside accent.

The second is described as white, 6ft, of slim build. He also spoke with a Merseyside accent and was wearing a balaclava and yellow marigolds.

Det Sgt Ian Lightfoot, of Chorley Police, said: “This must have been a traumatic ordeal for the women involved, who luckily didn’t come to any physical harm.

“We’re appealing to anyone with information about the offenders, or who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time to please come forward.

“We’re particularly keen to trace the vehicle which was stolen. If you see a vehicle matching this description, please report it to police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 01257 246175, or failing that, 101, quoting log number 1611 of 5th June.