The family had returned home after spending Christmas with relatives and discovered a burglar in their Trowbridge home.
At 01:30 hours on Boxing Day morning, the family returned to their flat on Dursley Road and heard a noise from one of their bedrooms. There, they found a man rummaging through their belongings.
The burglar ran out, shouting that he had a knife and escaped through the living room window.
The family found a large kitchen knife he left behind.
Numerous valuable items of property were stolen, including various electronic devices.
Acting Detective Sergeant Simon Rogers of Central CID said:
“This is a very serious incident and the family are lucky that nobody was hurt.
“This was understandably extremely distressing for the young family. The suspect showed a complete disregard for their safety and their property on Christmas Day when they were supposed to be celebrating.
“I would invite the public to put themselves in that family’s situation, if anybody has any information about the suspect, burglary or the property taken please call us to assist with our investigation.”
One man has been arrested in relation to the incident and officers are appealing to the public for any further information.
Any information about this burglary or the stolen property can be passed onto Wiltshire Police by calling 101 and quoting reference number 54200127366.
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