Robbers stole £2,000 from home when they threatened mother

Testwood Lane in Totton

Testwood Lane in Totton

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A TOTAL of £2,000 was stolen when armed men forced their way into a home with a mother and baby inside.

The police held a press conference close to the detached house in Totton where two men knocked on the door with a gun and injured a 35-year-old mum as they forced their way in.

One of the men stayed with the woman while the other searched the house in Testwood Lane and Sector Inspector Alex Reading said they made off with £2,000 and an iPhone 4.

No shots were fired and the baby was not near to the struggle at the door, the 35-year-old mum's husband had already left the house by the time of the raid.

Insp Reading revealed a third person, the driver, is believed to have waited outside in a white van during the robbery at 9.15am on Wednesday.

The two other men were wearing fluorescent jackets, had their hoods pulled up and their faces covered.

He said the robbers did not try to enter any other addresses and the stolen phone is believed to have been discarded somewhere in the New Forest.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can call Hampshire Constabulary on 101

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12:25pm Fri 24 Feb 12

bigfella777 says...

Its obviously quite normal to have £2k in cash lying about the house and I expect if you picked any house at random you would find that sort of sum, why cant someone tell the truth, this isn't random at all.
Its obviously quite normal to have £2k in cash lying about the house and I expect if you picked any house at random you would find that sort of sum, why cant someone tell the truth, this isn't random at all. bigfella777
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1:23pm Fri 24 Feb 12

legod7 says...

If you looked at the video that was on here yesterday it clearly showed the house belonged to a building company. Perhaps the robbers had information that the owner kept large sums of money on the premises.
If you looked at the video that was on here yesterday it clearly showed the house belonged to a building company. Perhaps the robbers had information that the owner kept large sums of money on the premises. legod7
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1:24pm Fri 24 Feb 12

Goldenwight says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Its obviously quite normal to have £2k in cash lying about the house and I expect if you picked any house at random you would find that sort of sum, why cant someone tell the truth, this isn't random at all.
Like I said in response to the original story, there was something odd about it. Just as there is something odd about burglars going about armed with firearms.

Obviously the raiders knew what they were looking for and came expecting trouble. Lets hope that they are apprehended before they do some real damage.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Its obviously quite normal to have £2k in cash lying about the house and I expect if you picked any house at random you would find that sort of sum, why cant someone tell the truth, this isn't random at all.[/p][/quote]Like I said in response to the original story, there was something odd about it. Just as there is something odd about burglars going about armed with firearms. Obviously the raiders knew what they were looking for and came expecting trouble. Lets hope that they are apprehended before they do some real damage. Goldenwight
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1:25pm Fri 24 Feb 12

Here, There says...

Perhaps we have the Souths equivalents of Stephen French ?
Expect more in this current climate as the one industry which seems largely unaffected by the economic climate and is on a recruiting drive is the drugs industry, not solely suggesting this is the case for this Household but is apparent with others.
Perhaps we have the Souths equivalents of Stephen French ? Expect more in this current climate as the one industry which seems largely unaffected by the economic climate and is on a recruiting drive is the drugs industry, not solely suggesting this is the case for this Household but is apparent with others. Here, There
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5:17pm Fri 24 Feb 12

hythe knights says...

If its builders it must have been a cash in hand job so I hope they can prove otherwise or the vat man will be next.
If its builders it must have been a cash in hand job so I hope they can prove otherwise or the vat man will be next. hythe knights
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6:36pm Fri 24 Feb 12

solomum says...

legod7 wrote:
If you looked at the video that was on here yesterday it clearly showed the house belonged to a building company. Perhaps the robbers had information that the owner kept large sums of money on the premises.
What it showed was a builders plaque on the fence of the property. That could just mean that building work had been carried out on that house.
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: If you looked at the video that was on here yesterday it clearly showed the house belonged to a building company. Perhaps the robbers had information that the owner kept large sums of money on the premises.[/p][/quote]What it showed was a builders plaque on the fence of the property. That could just mean that building work had been carried out on that house. solomum
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11:38pm Fri 24 Feb 12

Sovietobserver says...

solomum wrote:
legod7 wrote:
If you looked at the video that was on here yesterday it clearly showed the house belonged to a building company. Perhaps the robbers had information that the owner kept large sums of money on the premises.
What it showed was a builders plaque on the fence of the property. That could just mean that building work had been carried out on that house.
legod7, Your first sentence is correct.
solomum , you are correct as well as incorrect. Take a
look at Google street view dated March 2011 at SO40 3QQ
-207 , all is revealed. My KGB / FSB training still comes in handy, like when all the clues I revealed last Monday regarding the Vanguard Road incident,which has no connection with this, but were deleted today by the DE censors.
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: If you looked at the video that was on here yesterday it clearly showed the house belonged to a building company. Perhaps the robbers had information that the owner kept large sums of money on the premises.[/p][/quote]What it showed was a builders plaque on the fence of the property. That could just mean that building work had been carried out on that house.[/p][/quote]legod7, Your first sentence is correct. solomum , you are correct as well as incorrect. Take a look at Google street view dated March 2011 at SO40 3QQ -207 , all is revealed. My KGB / FSB training still comes in handy, like when all the clues I revealed last Monday regarding the Vanguard Road incident,which has no connection with this, but were deleted today by the DE censors. Sovietobserver
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