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Man, 83, attacked with crowbar as masked raiders storm his home late at night

December 4, 2021


Thames Valley Police are appearing for information after a group of three masked people raided a home in Reading, Berkshire and made off with jewellery and cash

The trio broke into the home on Friday night (stock photo)
The trio broke into the home on Friday night (stock photo)

An elderly man was attacked with a crowbar before burglars stole his jewellery and cash.

Three people broke into the 83-year-old’s house at around 10pm on Friday evening.

Once inside the Reading home, they threatened two men aged 83 and 61 and a woman, aged 80, ordering them to open a safe, Get Reading reported.

One of the victims was assaulted with a crowbar and sustained bruising to his face.

None of the three people in the house needed hospital treatment.

Now Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following the aggravated burglary.

The police have urged anyone with information to come forward


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Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Alex Boyce based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victims in this case and officers are continuing to support them at this very difficult time.

“We would ask for anyone with information which could assist this investigation to come forward.

“If you have any dash-cam footage or CCTV in the area around that time, please could you check it and if you find anything you think could be related, please share it with police.”

The three offenders had their faces covered with scarves or masks.

DS Boyce added: “Please contact the non-emergency number on 101 or make a report online using the reference number 43210546885.

“Alternatively, you can make a report 100% anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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