Police appeal after aggravated burglary in Forest Hill

One victim was hit over the head multiple times while another suffered bruising after being hit with a hammer.

At around midnight on Sunday two men entered a property on Mickle Way and threatened a man and woman inside. The victims are both in their 30s.

The first offender hit the man over the head multiple times while the second offender hit the woman’s arm with a hammer causing cuts and bruising.

Neither of the victims required hospital treatment.

A dog in the property was also thrown against the wall during the incident.

The offenders took and iPad, iPhone and a bag containing bank cards and medication.

When the offenders left the property, they ran towards the main road and turned left onto Wheatley Road.

The first offender is described as a mixed-race man, around 30, stocky, and approximately 6 foot tall. He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a thick black coat, black gloves and a woollen balaclava with two eye holes. He was carrying a weapon similar to a stun gun which wasn’t used during the incident.

The second offender is described as a white man, around 30, stocky and around 5ft 10ins tall.He was also wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a thick black coast black gloves and a woollen balaclava with two eye holes. He spoke with a heavy Northern accent and was carrying an old fashioned claw hammer.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Lara Necrews, based at Abingdon police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victims, and I am appealing to anyone who has any information to come forward.

“I am also appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact us.

“You can contact us using the online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200210708. You can also call the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

 

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