Masked gang rob Southampton family in their own home

Daily Echo: Masked gang rob family in their own home Masked gang rob family in their own home

A POLICE hunt is underway for a masked gang who threatened and robbed three generations of a family at their home.

The terrifying ordeal happened on Sunday evening while the five adults and two children were at home between 8.15pm and 8.40pm.

The family was confronted by three men who threatened them with violence and demanded they hand over money and jewellery.

During the incident a 32-year-old man was struck on the head and had to be treated by paramedics who were called to the scene once the thieves fled.

The three men are all said to have been white, but were using scarves to hide their faces.

They made off with a haul of goods including gold rings, a bracelet, a laptop, watch and mobile phones.

The family managed to raise the alarm with police who went to their address in Mountain Ash Close, Bitterne, before using sniffer dogs and officers from the force support unit to search the area.

Officers believe the suspects may have left in one or two vehicles – one which was dark and the other either silver or light blue.

Det Sgt Graeme Eaton said the robbery does not fit the pattern of other incidents in the city were high value gold Asian jewellery has been stolen.

He said; “Almost all of these cases occurred when houses were empty. This incident involved an entire family who were at home. It is possible the family was targeted for some unknown reason.”

Detectives in Southampton are now urging anyone with information or who saw suspicious behaviour in the area last night to call CID on 101.

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7:05pm Mon 26 Nov 12

G0Rf says...

drugs?
drugs? G0Rf
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7:06pm Mon 26 Nov 12

simaster says...

are you offering???
are you offering??? simaster
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7:27pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Robin Cunningham says...

I believe that you have just made a libelous statement there, Guff.

The article states that some high value jewelery was stolen, yet you are implying the raid was drugs related?

I'd suggest you show the family some compassion as they have obviously had a traumatic time.
I believe that you have just made a libelous statement there, Guff. The article states that some high value jewelery was stolen, yet you are implying the raid was drugs related? I'd suggest you show the family some compassion as they have obviously had a traumatic time. Robin Cunningham
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8:03pm Mon 26 Nov 12

solomum says...

Robin Cunningham wrote:
I believe that you have just made a libelous statement there, Guff.

The article states that some high value jewelery was stolen, yet you are implying the raid was drugs related?

I'd suggest you show the family some compassion as they have obviously had a traumatic time.
I would imagine he meant the robbers were either on drugs or funding their drugs habit from proceeds of crime rather than suggesting the victims were in some way involved in drugs. Either way though, no one knows what the motives were so it is best not to make unfounded statements.
[quote][p][bold]Robin Cunningham[/bold] wrote: I believe that you have just made a libelous statement there, Guff. The article states that some high value jewelery was stolen, yet you are implying the raid was drugs related? I'd suggest you show the family some compassion as they have obviously had a traumatic time.[/p][/quote]I would imagine he meant the robbers were either on drugs or funding their drugs habit from proceeds of crime rather than suggesting the victims were in some way involved in drugs. Either way though, no one knows what the motives were so it is best not to make unfounded statements. solomum
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1:02pm Thu 29 Nov 12

bubbles 88 says...

or maby fellas ladys you should be thinking maby there was drugs nobody would tell cops if they had loads drugs taken would they lmao come on people do these things and the real issue is that these rimminals have no morals 1 they robbed these people in there own home and 2 THERE ARE CHILDREN INVOLVED theres the bigger issue they need to get dobble time if you ask me !!!!
or maby fellas ladys you should be thinking maby there was drugs nobody would tell cops if they had loads drugs taken would they lmao come on people do these things and the real issue is that these rimminals have no morals 1 they robbed these people in there own home and 2 THERE ARE CHILDREN INVOLVED theres the bigger issue they need to get dobble time if you ask me !!!! bubbles 88
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