Witness appeal after alleged aggravated burglaryBy Jon Nurse
August 09, 2012
A man has been arrested after an elderly couple were threatened and assaulted during an alleged aggravated burglary last night.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her seventies and a man in his eighties were allegedly threatened when two men forced their way into their home in Fleet Hill, Finchampstead, at 10.15pm.
A small sum of cash, some jewellery and a mobile phone was allegedly stolen in the raid.
The couple were not seriously injured but received bumps and bruises and were treated by paramedics at the scene.
Detective Inspector Sue Upton, overseeing the investigation, said: “Thankfully neither of the victims were seriously injured, but this was a horrific ordeal for them.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or has any other information which may help with our investigation.”
Police are reminding people to always use the door chain when answering the door and if they are not sure about the caller not to open the door.
Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Carl Bradford via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- A 33-year-old man is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.