Burglars demand cash during South Lopham burglary

Police are appealing for information

Police are appealing for information - Credit: IAN BURT

A homeowner was left needing hospital treatment after two burglars forced their way into a south Norfolk home and demanded money.

It happened at about 8.25pm on Tuesday, April 9 when two men forced their way into a house on Redgrave Road, South Lopham.

The burglars confronted the occupants and demanded money. However, they made off empty-handed and while leaving the property, one of the occupants was elbowed out of the way and suffered cuts, bruising and a fractured eye socket which required hospital treatment.

The first man is described as of Asian appearance, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall, in his mid to late teens and of slim build.

The second man is described as black, 6ft 4ins tall and of athletic build.

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Officers have been carrying out house to house enquiries in the area and the investigation continues.

Detective Sergeant David Sutton said: 'This was a very frightening experience for the householders and incidents of this nature are fortunately rare in Norfolk.

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'The offenders have used considerable force to enter the property, despite it being clearly evident that people were inside.

'We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary in the area, including any unusual vehicles.'

Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or anyone with information about this burglary.

Anyone with information should contact DC Claire Fox at Thetford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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