Police are appealing for information after two burglaries in Stevington at the weekend.
Between 8pm and 8.30pm on Saturday, March 28 March, offenders forced their way into two houses in Court Lane.
At one of the addresses, two men told the house occupants that they were investigating a gas explosion. The men then proceeded to take a significant amount of money, a handbag and purse, and items of jewellery.
A group of four men entered another house in Court Lane and threatened the occupants before stealing a large amount of money and some jewellery.
One of the men was described as black, 5’6”, stocky. He was wearing a black anorak, dark blue jeans, a balaclava, black leather gloves, and had a scarf covering his mouth.
Another one of the offenders was described as white, skinny, in his late teens, and approximately 5’4”. He was wearing dark blue jeans, a white anorak, a dark blue balaclava, black leather gloves, a red peak cap, and had a scarf covering his mouth.
The other two men were both described as black.
DC Kevin Howes said: “These were despicable crimes in which the victims were put through terrifying ordeals in their own homes.
“We are currently following several lines of investigation and would urge anyone who witnessed any unusual activity in Stevington on Saturday evening or anyone with information, to contact us immediately so we can stop this group from carrying out further offences.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Howes on 101, text 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.