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Police appeal after thieves hit occupant with stick during burglary in Burton Joyce

Police are appealing to the public for help in tracking down three men broke into a house in Burton Joyce and attacked the occupant with a stick when he confronted them.

Officers are investigating the burglary, which happened in Church Road at about 7.30pm on Friday (June 14, 2019), and are appealing for anyone who saw anything or who has any information to get in touch.

The victim was awoken by some banging noises coming from downstairs. He was then confronted in the house by three men in the house, one of whom hit him with a wooden stick, causing minor injuries.

The occupant then shut his bedroom door, climbed out of his window onto the garage and alerted a neighbour.

The offenders, whose faces were covered, then ran out the property through the front door, taking a walking stick with them. No other items were taken.

The offenders are believed to be white and aged in their early 20s.

Detective Sergeant Matt Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our enquiries are ongoing, including carrying out house-to-house enquiries and checking any CCTV opportunities, and we’re asking anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time of the incident to get in contact with us.

“Did you see or hear anything? Did you see a group of men running from the scene? If you have any information please come forward as it could be crucial to our investigation.

“This was a distressing incident for the victim. Thankfully he wasn’t seriously injured but he has been left very shaken by what happened.

“We’d like to reassure people that officers are working very hard on this investigation and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Anyone who has any information about the burglary is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 859 of 14 June 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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