Fam­ily is put through hor­ror or­deal by bo­gus po­lice of­fi­cers

Cash and jew­ellery stolen in bur­glary at Lough­bor­ough home

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS - DAVID GODSALL [email protected]­plc.com

TWO men pos­ing as po­lice of­fi­cers have stolen thou­sands of pounds worth of jew­ellery and cash from a Lough­bor­ough home.

De­tec­tives are ap­peal­ing to any­one who was in the area of Bates Close, just off Maxwell Drive, on Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, or have seen any of the pic­tured jew­ellery to make con­tact.

The bur­glary hap­pened at a house in the area shortly be­fore 7pm. The oc­cu­pants of the house were in at the time of the bur­glary and were threat­ened with a screw­driver by the two men.

They were spot­ted in the rear gar­den of the ad­dress and told one of the oc­cu­pants they were po­lice of­fi­cers. The men then ap­proached the front door and made threats to the fam­ily if they did not let them in.

No one was in­jured in the in­ci­dent but around £2000 in cash and a large quan­tity of Asian jew­ellery, in­clud­ing those in the pic­tures, was stolen.

Keys to a BMW that was not at the ad­dress were also taken.

The man hold­ing the screw­driver has been de­scribed as white, around 5ft 8ins, large build, with an Eastern Eu­ro­pean ac­cent. He was wear­ing a grey hat, grey jumper and grey gloves with a dark mask cov­er­ing his face.

The two men spoke to each other in a dif­fer­ent lan­guage and both left the ad­dress on foot.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Gemma Dempsey, said: “This or­deal was in­cred­i­bly fright­en­ing for the fam­ily. They were threat­ened in their own home and had to stand by while two men stole from them.

“What is also wor­ry­ing for us is these two men ini­tially pre­tended to be po­lice of­fi­cers so we ur­gently want to catch them be­fore they use this as a tac­tic to tar­get other peo­ple.

“If you were around the Bates Close area of Lough­bor­ough at the time of the bur­glary and saw any­thing or have seen the jew­ellery in the photo for sale please make con­tact. In­for­ma­tion you have could help with our en­quiries.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent 18*562308.

Do you know the where­abouts of this jew­ellery, stolen from a house in Lough­bor­ough?

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