Aggravated burglary in Swindon – appeal for information

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Swindon Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Swindon.

The incident happened on Monday 13 February 2017 between approximately 6pm and 6.15pm. 

Three men entered a property in Cricklade Road via a patio door and demanded money. They stole approximately £40 cash before leaving via the same patio door.

The incident happened while the elderly female occupant, aged in her 80s, was at home with a relative, aged in his 60s.

Detective Constable Sarah Munday said: “This was understandably a terrifying ordeal for the occupants but fortunately nobody was seriously injured.

“We take reports of this nature very seriously and officers attended the scene immediately. Extensive searches were carried out, with the assistance of a police dog, but the offenders had left the scene. We have been making extensive enquiries since we received this report, including obtaining statements from the victims, house-to-house enquiries and exploring any possible CCTV sightings.

“This is a very busy road and I would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time who saw or heard anything suspicious.”

The first man is described as white, approximately 6 ft tall, aged around 25, and of slim build.

The second man is described as white, approximately 6 ft 2 inches tall, aged 28 and of large build. It is thought he spoke with an Irish accent.

The third man is described as white, approximately 25, and around 5 ft 9 inches tall. He was of a stocky build.

It is believed the men were armed with crow bars or screwdrivers.

All three men were wearing black caps and had their faces covered.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.