Woman Threatened With Samurai Sword

Detectives in Southampton have made two arrests as they continue their investigation into an aggravated burglary where three men burst into the home of a woman and her two teenage children in Woolston.

Around 8am yesterday, Thursday, March 25, three men managed to force their way into the house in Wharf Road, threatened the 41-year-old woman with a Samurai sword and forced her 18 and 14-year-old daughters to stay in their bedrooms.

They then demanded cash and ransacked much of the house before stealing some money, watches and a large flat screen TV.

All three men are said to be around 20-30 years-old and black. One was about 6ft tall and muscular, another 6ft tall and skinny and the third medium build and around 5ft 11ins tall.

Officers have now arrested two people a man aged 43 and a 16-year-old both from Southampton in connection with the crime.

Detectives are still appealing for any witnesses who may have seen anyone suspicious hanging around the area before the incident or the three people making off afterwards.

Those with information should call Bitterne CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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