Reward After Armed Break-In

23 June 2011, 12:30

A £5,000 reward's been put up for help to find two armed burglars who broke into a 76 year old grandma's home and threatened her and her grandchildren.

The money's being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the crime.

The robbery happened at a home in Arundel Road, Luton on Tuesday 12 April 2011 when, at approximately 10pm, the front door was forced open and two men entered the house armed with a knife and a crowbar.

They demanded money and made threats towards Angela Yourell as well as her daughter in law and three grandchildren who were visiting at the time.  The men left with a large amount of cash and a laptop computer.

Angela has been telling Heart "I want them to catch these people.  I really want them to catch these people.  I feel very angry and very scared just in case they come in and break in again down here."

The first man was described as over 6ft tall and well built.  He wore a mask over his face and dark clothing.

The second man is described as black, approximately 6ft tall, wearing a black jacket with the hood up.

It is believed both left the scene towards Selbourne Road and they may have been using a mountain bike as they left the area.

The officer in charge of this investigation, DC Duncan Crighton, would urge anyone with information about the two men responsible for this crime to come forward and help with the investigation.

DC Crighton said: "The family of the victim are shocked by what happened at their mother's home and have generously offered this reward. Clearly this was a frightening experience for the victim which has left her traumatised. Hopefully this reward will encourage people to speak to the police and bring those responsible to justice, stopping them from preying on others."

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DC Crighton at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394333, or text information to 07786 200011, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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