Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have arrested three men in connection with two violent robberies in the Bury area.
The men, aged 20, 23 and 26, remain in police custody for questioning following the incidents, which both took place in the early hours of Sunday 17 April.
At 3:05am, the offenders, one of whom was wielding a machete, kicked open the front door of a house on Canterbury Drive before demanding cash and a mobile phone from the 25-year-old occupant, who was left with a broken arm.
Then, at 7:40am, the group forced their way into another house on Bury and Bolton Road in Radcliffe, where they attacked a 70-year-old man before stealing two cars from the driveway.
GMP’s Detective Sergeant Laurence Dixon said: “We have three men in custody on suspicion of robbery but would ask if anyone has any information at all about who may be responsible or who may have seen any suspicious activity in the areas where the incidents happened that they contact police immediately”.