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Police hunt burglary gang who claimed to be ‘armed police’ and broke into house in Ravenhead

Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves claiming to be armed police entered a property in Ravenshead and demanded money.

The incident happened in Kirkby Road last night (Monday 2 July 2018).

Officers received a call at 10.10pm after three men, claiming to be armed police, broke into a property in Kirkby Road threatened the occupants and demanded money from them.

A male occupant was punched in the face and a female occupant was threatened with knife as the suspects demanded to know the location of the money. The woman managed to escape and ran to a nearby Sainsbury’s store where she called the police. The offenders left the house shortly after.

Thankfully the occupants weren’t seriously injured.

Three mobile phones were taken from the address but were later recovered. The suspects also took the key to a vehicle and a kitchen knife. The car wasn’t taken.

Two of the suspects were wearing face coverings throughout. The third, who wasn’t initially wearing a face covering, is believed to be aged in his 30s. All three are black and were wearing dark clothing.

Detective Sergeant Matt Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our investigation into this incident is ongoing and we’re following several lines of enquiry.

“We’ve carried out house-to-house enquiries, we’re examining any possible CCTV footage in the area and forensic examinations are still being conducted.

“I would like to reassure the community that we are making every effort to locate the offenders involved.”

Anyone with any information about the aggravated burglary is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1127 of 2 July 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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