Man Attacked In Burglary

30 July 2012, 13:00

A 64 year old has been pinned to the floor in a burglary in Wrestlingworth.

Bedfordshire Police have said that four men wearing balaclavas and armed with a sledgehammer, claw hammer, piece of wood and baseball bat targeted a home in Eyeworth Road at around 9.45pm Friday night. 

The victim was left with grazes in the attack and a small amount of money and a set of keys taken. 

The first offender, who was armed with a sledgehammer, is described as being a white male, in his 20s, of stocky build and around five feet eight inches tall. He wore a blue, zipped up jacket, tatty blue jeans. 

The second offender, who was armed with a three foot piece of wood, was also a white male, in his 20s, of medium build and slightly taller than the first offender, possibly five feet ten inches tall. He wore dark blue jeans, a dark coat and dark trainers. 

The third offender, carrying a claw hammer, was a white male, possibly aged in his late teens or early 20s, of slight/slim build, over six feet tall and he wore dark clothing. 

The fourth offender, armed with a baseball bat, was also a white male in his 20s, of medium build and around five feet ten inches to six feet tall. He was wearing lighter coloured clothing than the other males, possibly a grey/blue top. 

Detective Sergeant Vicki Evans, who is investigating the burglary, said: 'Although the victim was not seriously injured during this raid, we are eager to track down these offenders as quickly as possible to stop them committing any offences in the future. 

'We would really like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or anyone else who may have information, however small or insignificant they think it is, that could help us.'