Cambridge: Couple Robbed At Knife-Point

8 October 2013, 15:11 | Updated: 8 October 2013, 15:15

An elderly couple have been ordered to hand over their life savings, during a knife-point robbery in Cambridge.

According to Cambridgeshire Police, the victims, in their 70s, heard the doorbell ring at their home in Atkins Close at around 8pm last Friday night.

When the woman opened the door three men forced their way into the front room and threatened her with a knife demanding to know where the money was. 

Frightened, the woman's husband handed over the money and the men fled. 

The men are described as black or Asian, between 5'8" and 5'10" and medium build. 

One was wearing a red t-shirt or jumper with an orange/yellow pattern across the chest and a grey hooded jacket. 

The other two men were wearing dark clothing with hooded tops. 

Detective Sergeant Lindsay Harbour said: "This was a terrifying incident for the victims who were left shaken and upset. 

They had a significant amount of money stolen and I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area on Friday night who may have seen the men described.

Any information could be very important to this investigation."

A 21 year old man from Cambridge, arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, has been released on bail until November.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Harbour, at Parkside Police Station, on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.