Police Still Hunting CS Spray Attackers
Police trying to trace four men who carried out an aggravated burglary in the Coxford area of Southampton are today releasing efits of two of the men they want to question about the incident.
Officers were called to an address in the Outer Circle shortly after 11am on Sunday, August 8, 2010.
A husband and wife, both aged in their 60s, challenged four young men who had entered the house without permission to demand money.
The husband received medical attention after he was assaulted and had CS gas sprayed in his face. His wife and two young grandchildren, who were also in the address at the time, were not assaulted and did not receive any injuries.
All four suspects left the address a short time later in a dark coloured saloon or hatchback car, which was last seen being driven towards the Palm Road area. Police have been trying to trace the men ever since and are following up a number of leads.
They now have efits of two the suspects and are hoping that by releasing them someone will recognise them.
One is described as: Black, 6ft tall and in his early 20s. medium build, round face with a big nose and lips and short hair. He was clean shaven and wore a grey tracksuit, possibly with a hoody.
The other is described as: White, early 20s, skinny, 5ft 6 inches tall with short brown hair an oval face and blue eyes. He was clean shaven and wore a blue jumper and dark trousers.
Detective Constable Steven Lanham of Shirley CID said: “The family affected by this aggravated burglary were not surprisingly very upset and shaken by what happened at their home.
“We want to find those responsible and bring them to justice and we hope by releasing the efits it will help. If anyone does recognise either of the men I would ask they call me or any of the team at Shirley CID as soon as possible or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Officers are also keen to hear from anyone else who may have information about the incident.