Thieves smash pa­tio doors be­fore as­sault­ing pen­sioner and steal­ing valu­ables

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by TOM HER­BERT tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

RAIDERS broke into an el­derly man's house, at­tacked him and stole his valu­ables in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing.

In­trud­ers smashed rear pa­tio doors to en­ter the house in Dukes Wood Av­enue, Ger­rards Cross, be­fore as­sault­ing the man aged in his 70s.

A watch was stolen from the man's wrist dur­ing the break-in, which hap­pened at 12.10am. The two thieves ran off and po­lice be­lieve they may have used a mo­tor­bike to es­cape.

The el­derly man was bruised on his arm and cut on his wrist dur­ing the at­tack but he did not re­quire hos­pi­tal treat­ment.

The raiders were both black, in their late 20s, about 6ft and were wear­ing black clothes.

One, or pos­si­bly both, were wear­ing the hoods up on their jack­ets.

Po­lice are now ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to the rob­bery.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer PC Louise Sn­od­grass, based at Taplow Lo­cal CID, said: “I would like to hear from any­one who wit­nessed this in­ci­dent, or who has any in­for­ma­tion which re­lates to it, to please con­tact us.

“If you have any in­for­ma­tion which you think could help our in­ves­ti­ga­tion, please con­tact the Thames Val­ley Po­lice non-emer­gency num­ber on 101.”

If you have any in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to this case, please call 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence '43170131011', or con­tact Crimestop­pers anony­mously.

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