Bur­glars threaten cou­ple as they watch TV in their home

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS - By PHIL CREIGHTON news@wok­ing­ham­pa­per.co.uk

TWO men broke into a Wok­ing­ham house and used a knife to threaten a cou­ple who were sit­ting on the sofa watch­ing TV.

Now, po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to help them catch the of­fend­ers. The crime took place on Saturday, Septem­ber 30 around 10.40pm.

The two men gained en­try to the home by us­ing an un­locked first floor bath­room win­dow. Po­lice said they did this after jump­ing on to a flat roof at the back of the house.

Once inside they ap­proached the man and woman - who were watch­ing a film - and de­manded money from them.

Thames Val­ley Po­lice said that one of­fender then took two kitchen knives from the kitchen. He kept one of the knives and gave the smaller one to the other of­fender.

They car­ried out an un­tidy search of the whole house while con­tin­u­ing to de­mand money from the cou­ple. The oc­cu­pants were pre­vented from leav­ing by one of the of­fend­ers.

The man was punched in the face by one of the in­trud­ers dur­ing the in­ci­dent and sus­tained bruis­ing.

The of­fend­ers were dis­turbed when an­other man came to the house and the vic­tims es­caped from a down­stairs liv­ing room win­dow be­fore run­ning to a neigh­bour­ing prop­erty for help.

The of­fend­ers then left through a door and jumped over a gar­den fence.

Money, pass­ports and a National In­sur­ance card were stolen dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice said that the first of­fender is ap­prox­i­mately 5ft 11ins and aged 20 to 25. He was wear­ing a black hooded top, black jog­ging trousers, black train­ers, and was wear­ing a mask with a skele­ton pat­tern.

The sec­ond of­fender is ap­prox­i­mately 5ft 9ins, of medium build, and aged 25 to 30.

He was wear­ing a grey hooded top and grey jog­ging bot­toms, and a woolly bikers’ mask cov­er­ing his nose and mouth.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer Detective Con­sta­ble Christo­pher An­drews, said: “I would like to speak to any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent or who saw any­one act­ing sus­pi­ciously in the lo­cal area at around the time of the of­fence.

“If you have any de­tails which could as­sist the in­ves­ti­ga­tion please come for­ward and speak to po­lice.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to the case is asked to call 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence ‘43170290404’, or con­tact Crimestop­pers anony­mously

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