Police are appealing for dashcam footage as they continue investigating what they are describing as ‘a targeted but misdirected robbery’ in Mapperley Rise.
They are asking anyone who was driving through the Sherwood area of Nottingham in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 15) to check their dashcam footage.
Nottinghamshire Police said they were called just before 2am to a report that three masked men had entered a residential property in Mapperley Rise before tying-up two occupants and searching the address.
It is believed that the trio soon realised they had targeted the wrong address and fled the property on foot in the direction of Sherwood Vale.
Police were on the scene within minutes of the call being received and a cordon has remained in place at the address since that time.
Detectives have now launched an investigation to identify those responsible for the incident, which left the two male occupants of the address shaken but otherwise unharmed.
Detective Sergeant Louise Bradford from Nottinghamshire Police, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are treating this as a targeted attack that was mistakenly directed towards the wrong address and its occupants.
“There is also a strong possibility that those responsible have targeted this address in the mistaken belief that there may have been a cannabis grow inside and this yet again shows the damage that drug-related activity does within the communities we serve – and why we take a such a strong approach to tackling drug-related activity in our county.
“Our investigative teams are now absolutely focused on identifying and arresting those responsible and I would encourage anyone with any information to come forward as soon as possible.
“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have been driving through the Sherwood area between 12.45am and 2am on Saturday morning and who may have captured those responsible on dashcam footage.”
Those responsible are all described as wearing masks and black outfits.
Anyone with any information that they believe could assist detectives with their enquiries is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 as soon as possible, quoting incident number 86 of 15 August when they call.