TWO women have been left shaken after they were tied up in their homes during 'terrifying' robberies.

The first attack happened in York Avenue, Prestwich, shortly after 6.50am on Monday.

A 77-year-old woman was confronted by a masked man on her upstairs landing, who tied her hands and feet.

The thug demanded money from the victim and also the PIN numbers to access her bank cards. He then fled from the scene, stealing cash, several bank cards and jewellery.

The next morning, another victim, a 28-year-old woman, was terrorised at her home in Bury New Road, Salford, at about 4.30am.

Police have linked the two incidents and are appealing for information.

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In the second robbery, the woman was woken in her bedroom by the offender who demanded her phone, money and PIN numbers to her bank cards.

Her hands and feet were tied by the man, who then fled from the scene with bank cards, a phone and a laptop.

In both incidents, the offender was described as white, wearing dark clothing, around 5ft 10ins tall and of average to stocky build. He spoke with a local accent.

Police said the victims were not injured and both managed to free themselves to raise the alarm.

Detective Inspector Chris Mannion, of Greater Manchester Police’s Salford district, said: “Both women were subjected to terrifying attacks in their own home and whilst they weren’t injured, they have been left incredibly shaken by their ordeals.

“Both of these incidents occurred early in the morning but I am hoping that someone will have seen a man matching this description acting suspiciously in the local area.

“We are following several lines of enquiry including reviewing local CCTV footage and conducting house to house enquiries as we work to trace the offender.

“Please help us find the man responsible and get in touch with any information you may have that could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5322 or 101 quoting reference number 514 of September 30.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.