A MAN was threatened with knives and screwdriver by a masked gang during a terrifying late-night robbery at his New Ferry flat.

The trio had entered the flat and demanded money from the 32-year-old victim, was unharmed but left extremely shaken by the incident.

It is believed this was a targeted incident and may have been a case of mistaken identity.

One of the raiders wore dark jeans and a blue jacket with a medical mask.

The second and third were both described as wearing a white builder's dust mask, black hooded jacket and black tracksuit bottoms.

They left on foot in the direction of Bebington train station.

Police attended the scene and have conducted house-to-house enquiries and a forensic examination of the scene.

CCTV opportunities are also being looked into.

Detective Inspector Tara Denn said: "This was a shocking incident and the victim, while unharmed, was put through a harrowing ordeal late at night.

"At this stage we believe it was a targeted incident and may have been a case of mistaken identity.

"We are determined to trace those responsible and will do everything in our power to bring them to justice.

"Officers are studying CCTV in the area and have spoken to neighbours, but if you saw anything suspicious at about 9.40pm on Tuesday in New ferry, or three males matching the descriptions of the offenders, please come forward."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about who was involved can DM us on Twitter via @MerPolCC or message us on Facebook at ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

Alternatively, call 101 quoting incident reference 20000463123 or call @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.