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Burglary At Knife-Point In Puttenham – Police Appeal For Witnesses

Published on: 26 Nov, 2012
Updated on: 26 Nov, 2012

A mother and son were burgled at knife-point in their home in Puttenham last night (Sunday 25 November).

The aggravated burglary took place at an address in Highfield Lane around 9-25pm when three men armed with knives forced entry to the property. One of the men punched the 55-year-old male occupant in the face before threatening his elderly mother and pushing her to the floor and stealing a substantial amount of cash from her purse.

The suspects then searched further bedrooms, taking more cash and a jewellery box before making off.

The suspects are believed to have left the scene in a small dark-coloured hatchback vehicle.

The first suspect is described as black and of a stocky build, the second suspect is described as white and of medium build and the third suspect is described as white.

Two of the three suspects were wearing hooded tops which were covering their faces.

A number of officers attended the incident and carried out an extensive search but did not find any trace of the suspects down.

The elderly woman, who is in her 90s, was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital as a precaution, with both occupants being treated for shock.

Detective Constable Andrew Skoglund, who is investigating the incident, said: “This was a despicable attack on two vulnerable residents who have been left extremely shaken by their ordeal. Being threatened at knifepoint in your own home must have been terrifying for them.

“Our efforts are now focused on identifying the suspects responsible and we are carrying out numerous enquiries as part of our ongoing investigation. However, we cannot do this alone and are appealing to the public for their help and any information which could prove useful.

“If you saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident, please get in touch with Surrey Police straight away on 101, quoting crime reference number GD/12/10599, or, if you prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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