Masked raiders threaten couple with truncheon in their own home

Daily Echo: Masked raiders threaten couple with truncheon in their own home Masked raiders threaten couple with truncheon in their own home

MASKED raiders armed with a truncheon forced their way into a Southampton couple’s home and robbed them.

Three men, two of who were wearing balaclavas, bundled into a house in Priory Avenue, St Denys, after a man opened the door presuming it was a delivery.

He was pushed backwards into the house by the men, one of whom was possibly armed with a truncheon.

They stole two iPhones, a watch, and £200 in change jars.

Police say the 34-year-old victim suffered minor injuries during an assault.

All of the males – one of which was wearing a suit – ran off towards Priory Road.

The man wearing a suit is described as white, aged between 30-40 and of average build. He is pale skinned with messy blond grey hair.

Two of the men were wearing dark full-face covering balaclavas and tracksuits. They are both around 5ft 10ins and 6ft tall.

Officers say the incident has shaken the victim and his partner. A police spokesman said: “This is an unusual incident to have happened in this area, and we want to reassure other residents that this is believed to be an isolated incident on the facts currently known.”

Call Lauren Dunkason at Bitterne CID on 101 if you have information, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:35am Thu 19 Dec 13

Dai Rear says...

It looks a nice enough area but not one where you might expect to get £200,000-£300,000 in gold and jewellery which is about the minimum to make it worth a 20 year sentence for this kind of robbery. What on earth is happening?
It looks a nice enough area but not one where you might expect to get £200,000-£300,000 in gold and jewellery which is about the minimum to make it worth a 20 year sentence for this kind of robbery. What on earth is happening? Dai Rear

10:40am Thu 19 Dec 13

Saint 2701 says...

Easy solution, track the iphone with the find my iphone app.
Easy solution, track the iphone with the find my iphone app. Saint 2701

2:37pm Thu 19 Dec 13

mickey01 says...

Dai Rear wrote:
It looks a nice enough area but not one where you might expect to get £200,000-£300,000 in gold and jewellery which is about the minimum to make it worth a 20 year sentence for this kind of robbery. What on earth is happening?
its christmas ! these cowards would rather rob than actually pay for things
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: It looks a nice enough area but not one where you might expect to get £200,000-£300,000 in gold and jewellery which is about the minimum to make it worth a 20 year sentence for this kind of robbery. What on earth is happening?[/p][/quote]its christmas ! these cowards would rather rob than actually pay for things mickey01

5:42pm Thu 19 Dec 13

cantthinkofone says...

Sounds like the Met.
Sounds like the Met. cantthinkofone

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