Coton Appeal After Violent Robbery

Police in Cambridge have made a fresh appeal for information on violent robbery in Coton.

It happened on the Madingley Road at between around 10pm on Saturday, Nov 29th and 2.20am the following day and has left the victims traumatised and in fear for their safety.

Four armed men smashed their way into the house of a couple in their 70s and used violence to demand cash and property.

The offenders wore 'boiler suits' (similar to those used for decorating or spraying cars) and had their faces and heads covered with only their eyes visible.

It was a sustained ordeal, during which both victims were bound with gaffer tape and assaulted: the female victim had her toe broken by one of the offenders hitting her on the foot with a hammer. The victims were then locked in a room, from which they eventually managed to escape.

Detective Inspector Alan Page, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said:

"This is a horrendous offence and one of the worst I have investigated in 20 years of policing. This elderly couple were put through a terrifying ordeal by four armed men. It was a cowardly and calculated attack that made the couple fear for their lives.

I believe there are individuals who can help with this investigation and have significant information to assist in bringing these offenders to justice.

I urge anyone with information to get in contact. People like this do not deserve your protection or loyalty."

Two people have been arrested in connection with the case and are currently on police bail.

Anyone with information should contact DI Alan Page on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.