Detectives make inquiries into Glenfield burglary

Issued on 11/9/18 at 4:22 p.m.

Incident number: 573 of 9 September

Officers have launched an investigation into an aggravated burglary in Station Road, Glenfield.

It happened at around 8.30pm on Sunday (9 September) when three men broke into an address, carrying crowbars and an axe.

They made threats to the occupant, who was inside at the time, asking for access to a safe. The men then searched the address themselves, during which the occupant was hit with a crowbar. He suffered minor bruising.

Two of the men are described as being more than 6ft tall and of a muscular build. The other man is 6ft tall and of a stocky build. All three were dressed in black and were also wearing black balaclavas. It is believed that they are eastern European.

The men made off with a purse, which contained a bank card and a small amount of cash. A television and the staircase of the property was also damaged.

Detective Constable Xanthe Fisher, the investigating officer, said: “I believe that the offenders deliberately targeted this address in the hope of finding a safe, which is why they armed themselves.

“This was a horrific ordeal that occurred in the victim’s own home. I would like to speak to anyone who may have noticed anyone acting suspiciously in Station Road either last night or in the days leading up to this incident.

“If you have any information that could help with my investigation, then please give me a call.”

Contact DC 4160 Fisher on 101, quoting incident 573 of 9 September.

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