Would-be burglar threatens householders in their home with knife before running off

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man walked into a home in Metheringham and threatened the householders with a knife.

Police are asking for witnesses

Officers are widening their investigation after the incident on Sunday March 28.

A police spokesman said: “At about 5.50pm, a man knocked on the front door of a property on Alfred Avenue. The occupants answered the door and the man reportedly walked into the property uninvited, brandishing a bladed weapon and made threats demanding property.

“He fled on foot empty-handed and also caused damage to the occupants’ vehicle. Thankfully there were no injuries reported during the incident.”

The male was described as wearing a black baseball cap and a black face covering with a white skull/skeleton pattern on it. He was also wearing a grey top, grey bottoms, black trainers and a black glove on his right hand.

During the course of the investigation, officers arrested a man in his 30s in relation to the incident. Nathan John Newman, 32, of The Furlongs, Market Rasen has been charged with attempted robbery, criminal damage and possession of a knife in a public place.

Police are appealing for any other witnesses who may have been in the area at the time or those who saw what happened but are yet to make contact them.

If you can help call 101 quoting incident 273 of March 28, 2021. Or email [email protected] and include incident 273 of March 28, 2021 in the subject line.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity, CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.