Burglars threaten couple as they watch TV in their home
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