Armed intruders attack man in home

A man was beaten up when four armed intruders burst into his home and stole valuables.The victim suffered cuts to his head and needed hospital treatment after the attack in Beaconsfield Road, Lowestoft.

A man was beaten up when four armed intruders burst into his home and stole valuables.

The victim suffered cuts to his head and needed hospital treatment after the attack in Beaconsfield Road, Lowestoft.

Police spokesman Anne Marie-Breach said: "The man answered the door to a teenage girl asking for assistance with a vehicle. As they stood there, four men armed with weapons including an iron bar, barged into the premises and attacked the man.

"This was a very nasty incident and it is important we catch these people quickly. The victim suffered very nasty head injuries and has been left shaken."


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The attack happened at about 9.30pm on Wednesday and the victim was taken to the James Paget University Hospital for treatment before being released.

He was at the house with another man and a woman who were both uninjured.

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The intruders stole items including a gold chain, an Ipod, a digital camera and a quantity of cash. They also caused damage to the house.

The suspects were all white and one of the men was in his late teens to mid 20s, about 6ft, of large build, with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark jacket.

Another intruder was in his early to mid 20s, tall, muscular and with short light hair. He was wearing a light coloured baseball cap and T-shirt.

The girl is described in her mid to late teens, 5ft 2ins-5ft 4ins, slim, with fairly short dark hair. She was wearing a dark, hooded top.

A number of people were seen outside the house at the time and police have asked anyone with information to contact them.

Contact Lowestoft CID via 01986 835300 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555111.

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