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Witness appeal after aggravated burglary in Kingsbury

Detectives from Warwickshire Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Kingsbury, near Tamworth.

The incident happened around 11.30pm on Tuesday (29 August) at a residential property near Kingsbury Hall.

Five unknown offenders are reported to have entered the property armed with hammers, a crow bar and a bladed article, demanding money from the resident, a man in his 40's.

One of the offenders is reported to have hit the man with a broom handle, causing a minor injury to his nose, before all five left the property with an amount of cash and a mobile phone from the victim.

DC Gavin Wallwork of Nuneaton CID said: "The victim has been left understandably shaken by this ordeal but thankfully did not suffer more serious injuries.

"Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area and carrying out house to house enquiries as we investigate this incident.

"The property is located in a rural area and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time, or anybody who may have seen four white men and one black man leaving the scene.

"If you have any information, please call Warwickshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 6 of 30 August."

If you want to give information but don't want to give your name you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at Crimestoppers are not part of the police, when you contact them you won't be identified. The only person who knows you have given information is you.


Issued: 1.25pm, Thursday 31 August, Paul Roberts, Corporate Communications

Published 31/08/17