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Witness appeal following aggravated burglary in Rugby

Warwickshire Police is investigating following a report of an aggravated burglary in Rugby last night (Tuesday 18 April).

At approximately 7.30pm three unknown men forced their way through a door into a house, located on a side street off Hawlands in the Brownsover area. Once inside they verbally threatened the resident, a woman aged in her 60s, before conducting an untidy search of the home and leaving with gold jewellery stashed in a pillowcase and cash.

A thorough investigation is underway and people are being urged to come forward if they spotted a blue car leaving this area at speed at the relevant time and date.

Detective Sergeant Kirsty Clough said: "This was a frightening incident for the victim, who has not been injured but is understandably shaken.

"I would like to reassure the community that a thorough investigation is underway and increased patrols are being conducted in the area.

"We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry in order to identify the offenders. A blue car was seen to leave the address at approximately 7.45pm. I would ask anyone who saw this vehicle in the local vicinity of the offence or who has any information about this incident to contact us."

If anyone has any information that could help police with their enquiries they can call 101 and quote incident number 388 of April 18. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Issued: Wednesday 19 April, 2017, at 2pm by Emily Cleland, Corporate Communications.

Published 19/04/17