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Asian jewellery stolen during aggravated burglary in High Wycombe

| August 2, 2016

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Several items of Asian jewellery were stolen during an aggravated burglary at a house in Totteridge Lane, High Wycombe on Thursday 28th July 2016.

The victims, an 81 year old man and 71 year old woman were at their home in Totteridge Lane when someone knocked on the door between about 7.30pm to 7.40pm.

The 71 year old victim answered the door and was confronted by a man who said he needed to come into the property. The man then forced his way into the address.

A further two men then entered the property and forcibly removed jewellery from the woman’s wrist, ears and neck. The men also demanded money from the 81 year old victim, who handed over a quantity of cash from his wallet.

The offenders threatened the victims with a hammer and screwdriver before searching the rest of the property and leaving the scene on foot

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Investigating officer, PC Hannah Davison of Local CID based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘This was a despicable attack on two elderly victims in their own home, a place where you should feel most safe.

We are making this urgent appeal because we need your help to find the perpetrators and return the jewellery to the victims, who have been left very shaken by this incident. The woman also sustained a broken toe and bruising to her right knee, right foot and left arm, and required medical treatment.

We are releasing images of the stolen jewellery. In total six gold bracelets, three gold bangles, a necklace with a pendant, earrings and rings were taken. Perhaps you have seen these pieces of jewellery or have been offered to buy them, if you have please contact police immediately.

The first offender is white, in his early twenties, slim, with blonde or light brown sideburns and about 5ft 6ins. He was wearing a beige hat or hood, a red handkerchief over the bottom half of his face, a red and white checkered shirt with a collar and light blue trousers.

The second offender is white, in his mid-twenties, slim and about 6ft. He was wearing a hat or hood, a beige handkerchief over the bottom half of his face and a black and white checkered shirt.

The third offender is white, in his mid-twenties and about 6ft. He was wearing a hat or hood, a blue shirt and beige coloured trousers.

If you have any information about the incident please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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