The victim, who is seven-months pregnant, was attacked in her bedroom as the robbers raided her home on Parrenthorn Road, Bury
A heavily pregnant woman was punched in the stomach during a shocking robbery at her home.
The victim, 22, was attacked in her bedroom in Bury on Monday night.
Police branded it ‘a cowardly and reprehensible’ crime and appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Four men forced their way into the house, on Parrenthorn Road, at around 6pm.
After searching downstairs they went to a bedroom and punched the woman, who is seven months pregnant, in the face and stomach.
The gang then left with cash and jewellery, possibly in a silver VW Golf that was seen at the scene and nearby before the robbery.
The woman was taken to hospital as a precaution.
One offender was white, chubby or stocky, about 23 years old, 5ft 10in tall and was wearing a black baseball cap and red gloves.
Another was about 18, white, about 5ft 3in tall and slim.
He was wearing a brown hat with ear flaps.
Two other intruders were also white.
PC Paul Boothwell, said: “Thankfully this traumatic incident does not appear to have caused any lasting damage to the woman or her unborn child but she has been taken to hospital as a precaution.
“To threaten and assault a heavily-pregnant woman in her own home is cowardly and reprehensible and if anyone knows anything about those responsible it is vitally important they speak to us.
“If you were in the area and saw anything of note or have information about the people or car involved, please call us in complete confidence.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8145, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.