Cheltenham: Knifepoint Burglary

14 November 2014, 19:35

Police in Cheltenham want to speak to a woman spotted on CCTV using cards stolen during a burglary, which was carried out at knifepoint.

Officers say an elderly couple were threatened on Tuesday, November 11th between 7pm and 7.15 at a house on Alma Road. 

The woman in her 70s answered the door and was confronted by two men, one of which was brandishing a knife.

One of the men has then grabbed her and covered her mouth with his hand.

The men then searched the house, taking the man's empty wallet and the woman's handbag and purse, which contained a small amount of cash, mobile phone, house key and various other items. 

Fifteen minutes later, the woman's cards were used by a woman at Sainsbury’s on Gallagher Retail Park, who is believed to have been with a man at the time.

Anyone who recognises the woman in the CCTV images is ask to call police on 101, quoting ncident number 393 of November 11th.

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