THREE thugs threatened a man with a knife after a burglary at a block of flats in Skelmersdale.
Around 3.50pm on Monday, January 6, a 46-year-old man was returning to his flat on Banksbarn when he came across three men on the communal staircase dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered.
The man challenged them and asked them what they were doing and one produced a knife and pointed it at him before making off down the stairs.
When the man got to his flat he found the door had been forced open and somebody had been inside, however nothing had been taken.
Police are appealing for help tracking down the culprits.
DC Thomas Jay said: "We believe the three men on the staircase may well have been responsible for breaking into the man's flat and would urge anyone with any information to come forward.
"If you saw anything suspicious, or in particular three men in dark clothing, in the area either prior to or following the burglary then please contact us, you could have information which could help."
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.