Armed gang blindfolded and gagged pensioners during house raid in Kanes Hill

Armed gang blindfolded and gagged pensioners during house raid

Armed gang blindfolded and gagged pensioners during house raid

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter

AN ARMED gang is on the run in Hampshire after raiding the home of an elderly couple who were blindfolded and gagged.

The masked raiders smashed through the retired couple's conservatory in West End and then tied up, blindfolded, gagged and threatening the couple during the terrifying ordeal.

The gang of three or four men, all dressed in black and wearing ski masks, raided their home stealing a quantity of licensed firearms along with their ammunition.

They also fled with a substantial amount of high quality jewellery together with several gold necklace sets and nine Rolex watches.

Fortunately no one was seriously hurt although one of the victims suffered substantial facial bruising.

Police, who have only today released information about this burglary which happened on August 8, would like to hear from anyone who saw a group of men, or a silver car in the area of A27 Kanes Hill and the junction of Pinewood Park at around 9.15pm.

They would also urge anyone who may have noticed any suspicious behaviour of vehicles in the area to come forward, as they may have valuable information that could help with the investigation.

Detective Inspector Phil Scrase, said: “I am appealing to members of the public who may have any information in relation to this robbery to come forward and speak with the police.

“I am particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have been offered any high value jewellery or watches.

“I would like to reassure the public that there is a dedicated team of officers investigating the matter. The level of violence used was extremely terrifying for the victims involved and it is important that the offenders are identified as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call Southampton CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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7:12pm Thu 14 Aug 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

9 Rolex watches , Was it home of a OCTOPUS ! and considering the value and FIRE ARMS , security did not seem to be a PRIORITY .
Just hope who ever they are , they are CAUGHT QUICKLY
9 Rolex watches , Was it home of a OCTOPUS ! and considering the value and FIRE ARMS , security did not seem to be a PRIORITY . Just hope who ever they are , they are CAUGHT QUICKLY SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -3

7:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Donald2000 says...

They knew where to go to get licensed firearms then. Something just doesn't sound right here.
They knew where to go to get licensed firearms then. Something just doesn't sound right here. Donald2000
  • Score: 15

9:14pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Huey says...

Donald2000 wrote:
They knew where to go to get licensed firearms then. Something just doesn't sound right here.
Someone's been talking
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: They knew where to go to get licensed firearms then. Something just doesn't sound right here.[/p][/quote]Someone's been talking Huey
  • Score: 3

9:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

dango says...

Here we go, the armchair Miss Marples and Poirots are at it.
By law the firearms would have been locked in a secure cabinet.
By law, it's not illegal to own nine Rolex watches.
Here we go, the armchair Miss Marples and Poirots are at it. By law the firearms would have been locked in a secure cabinet. By law, it's not illegal to own nine Rolex watches. dango
  • Score: 17

10:46pm Thu 14 Aug 14

thesouth says...

dango wrote:
Here we go, the armchair Miss Marples and Poirots are at it.
By law the firearms would have been locked in a secure cabinet.
By law, it's not illegal to own nine Rolex watches.
Well said
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: Here we go, the armchair Miss Marples and Poirots are at it. By law the firearms would have been locked in a secure cabinet. By law, it's not illegal to own nine Rolex watches.[/p][/quote]Well said thesouth
  • Score: 10

12:42am Fri 15 Aug 14

Tallship says...

I'm glad nobody was seriously hurt. That's a horrible thing to have happened.
I'm glad nobody was seriously hurt. That's a horrible thing to have happened. Tallship
  • Score: 3

6:22am Fri 15 Aug 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

someone selling a load of rolex watches cheap on facebook the other day...
someone selling a load of rolex watches cheap on facebook the other day... nervousbumskin420
  • Score: 1

9:39am Fri 15 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

This news item was repeated a few hours later and I'll say again-“I am particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have been offered any high value jewellery or watches"-surely officer they'd have been approached on August 9. Why in the name of sanity wait this long? Being secretive is not necessarily the sign of a good copper, only of a good spy.
This news item was repeated a few hours later and I'll say again-“I am particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have been offered any high value jewellery or watches"-surely officer they'd have been approached on August 9. Why in the name of sanity wait this long? Being secretive is not necessarily the sign of a good copper, only of a good spy. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

10:36am Fri 15 Aug 14

forest hump says...

Dai Rear wrote:
This news item was repeated a few hours later and I'll say again-“I am particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have been offered any high value jewellery or watches"-surely officer they'd have been approached on August 9. Why in the name of sanity wait this long? Being secretive is not necessarily the sign of a good copper, only of a good spy.
You need to read Dango's comment. Unless you know the exact circumstances and modus operandi, it is best to say nought.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: This news item was repeated a few hours later and I'll say again-“I am particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have been offered any high value jewellery or watches"-surely officer they'd have been approached on August 9. Why in the name of sanity wait this long? Being secretive is not necessarily the sign of a good copper, only of a good spy.[/p][/quote]You need to read Dango's comment. Unless you know the exact circumstances and modus operandi, it is best to say nought. forest hump
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

forest hump wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
This news item was repeated a few hours later and I'll say again-“I am particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have been offered any high value jewellery or watches"-surely officer they'd have been approached on August 9. Why in the name of sanity wait this long? Being secretive is not necessarily the sign of a good copper, only of a good spy.
You need to read Dango's comment. Unless you know the exact circumstances and modus operandi, it is best to say nought.
Right. The MO is that I sit around in my little flat with red-hot guns in the next room and count the days before I approach my local fence to offer them to him?
As for Dango, if I was offered the alternative of handing over the key to my gun locker or having bits cut off me I'd tend to be quick with the keys, but you're clearly made of stronger stuff.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: This news item was repeated a few hours later and I'll say again-“I am particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have been offered any high value jewellery or watches"-surely officer they'd have been approached on August 9. Why in the name of sanity wait this long? Being secretive is not necessarily the sign of a good copper, only of a good spy.[/p][/quote]You need to read Dango's comment. Unless you know the exact circumstances and modus operandi, it is best to say nought.[/p][/quote]Right. The MO is that I sit around in my little flat with red-hot guns in the next room and count the days before I approach my local fence to offer them to him? As for Dango, if I was offered the alternative of handing over the key to my gun locker or having bits cut off me I'd tend to be quick with the keys, but you're clearly made of stronger stuff. Dai Rear
  • Score: 2

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