Police are hunting a man who threatened to shoot a 65-year-old man in the kneecap during a robbery in Hindley.
The victim was at home on Argyle Street, Hindley, at 5.30pm on Saturday 27th December 2014 when he heard a knock at the door.
The offender then pushed his way into the address and marched the victim into the living room, where he pulled out a silver handgun and demanded cash.
He then held the gun against the manâ€™s leg, saying â€œI know you have money, I will shoot your kneecap if you donâ€™t hand it over.â€
The terrified victim handed over Â£40 and some loose change that he had in his wallet, and the offender calmly walked out the front door and down the street towards Chapel Green Road.
The offender has been described as white, around 5ft10in tall, medium build and he had a dark moustache. He was wearing a blue hooded coat with the hood tied tightly around his face and grey tracksuit bottoms.
Detective Constable Lee Jamieson said: â€œThis poor victim was understandably left shocked and shaken, all for just Â£40.
â€œThese threats sounded like something from a gangster film, the offender even threatened to shoot the victimâ€™s dogs if he didnâ€™t hand over his money.
â€œThe fact that this thug burst into a strangerâ€™s house, threatened him with such extreme violence, and then walked out so casually, shows that he is more than capable of doing something similar again.
â€œIt is vital, therefore, that anyone who may have seen a man matching the above description in the area at the time to contact police as soon as possible.â€
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7225 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously onÂ 0800 555 111.