Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Police appeal for witnesses following aggravated burglary in Thringstone

Crime number: LN/2977/14-2
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two elderly people were burgled in Thringstone.

The incident took place at approximately 8:15pm on Saturday June 21, 2014, when two men entered a house in the Booth Road area of Thringstone.

One of the men entered the property carrying what is believed to be an imitation weapon. The men stole cash before leaving on foot.

One of the suspects is described as white, approximately 30 years old, around 6’tall and slim to medium build. The man was wearing a baseball cap and waist length coat with dark trousers and shoes.

The second man is described as white, approximately 30 years old, 5’ 10” and of a stocky build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and all dark clothing.

Detective Constable 4433 Melanie Fisher said: “This is a serious incident which has shook up two elderly residents, it was very distressing for both of the victims. It is an isolated incident and we have not received any further similar reports in the area, however, we are taking the incident very seriously and need to catch the people responsible.

“I would like to speak to anyone who saw two men dressed in dark clothing that fit the descriptions provided, it was a very warm day and the suspects were not really dressed for the weather conditions if you thought that was unusual or had any suspicions please contact us.

“I would urge anyone with any information about this incident to come please get in touch”

Anyone with information in relation to any appeals featured on this site is asked to contact the relevant officer on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

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