Man Held After Family Threatened During Poole Burglary

A man's been arrested after a burglary in Poole, where a family with young children were threatened by masked men.

Valuable Asian jewellery and cash were stolen from a house in Ashley Road on Friday night (13 January) after three men burst in armed with tools.

All three offenders were described as white, in their early twenties and speaking with a local accent.

One was about five feet four inches tall, of medium build, with pale skin and blue eyes. He was wearing a grey hooded top, dark trousers, gloves and work boots.

The second man was also five feet four inches tall but of slim build. He was wearing a black jacket with red stripes on the sleeves with the hood up. He has a goatee-type beard.

The third offender was also of medium build.

A Dorset Police statement said: 

'Officers were called at approximately 9.15pm on Friday 13 January 2017 to an address in Ashley Road following reports that three masked men had forced their way into a property and threatened the occupants, including young children, with tools.

'It is alleged high-value Asian jewellery and cash was stolen.

'Just before 6.30am today, Monday 16 January 2017, a 33-year-old man of Poole was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and is assisting officers with enquiries.'

Detective Sergeant Andy Haworth, of Bournemouth CID, said: 

“This was a very frightening ordeal for the occupants but fortunately nobody was harmed during the incident.

“I am appealing for anyone with information about those responsible to contact us as soon as possible.

“In addition, I would like to hear from anyone who has seen the described men or has witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

"Also, if anyone is offered Asian jewellery in unusual circumstances, they should report this to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170006538.

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