UPDATE: Baldock man held at knifepoint now ‘sleeps with golf club next to his bed’
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A man who was pinned down by a man at knifepoint while £15 was stolen from his flat has said he no longer feels safe in his own home.
The 23-year-old, who has asked to remain anonymous, answered the door to his flat in The Tene, Baldock, when he was confronted by two men who forced their way in.
One of the burglars held the man at knifepoint while the other searched the flat.
The offender entered the bathroom – where the victim’s 23-year-old girlfriend was having a bath – as well as his two-year-old daughter’s bedroom as she slept.
The pair stole two cigarettes, a kitchen knife and £15 in cash which was on display, before leaving.
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Following the aggravated burglary, which happened at about 10pm on July 27, police launched an appeal for witnesses on Tuesday.
The victim said: “There had been a family party that day in the communal garden and when I heard someone knock on the door I thought it was a neighbour wanting to borrow something but then these two guys forced their way in.
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“They went in every room in the flat including the bathroom where my girlfriend was naked and my daughter’s bedroom and all to steal such a small amount of money.
“My wallet and phone were on the side but they left them and just took two cigarettes before running off through the park.
“The whole thing has made me feel sick. I don’t feel safe in my own home any more and sleep with a golf club next to my bed at night. I’m scared to leave the house because I think we’ll get broken into. Most people think nothing about going on holiday but I’d be terrified we’d get broken into again.”
Anyone with information can call police on non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.