Knife gang terror of elderly couple in third raid on house

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FIVE men armed with knives left three people terrified after the third raid on their home in a week.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the aggravated burglary in The Street, Rickinghall, at about at 8.50pm Thursday January 26.

A spokesman said: “No-one was hurt but the occupants, an elderly male and female and male in his early 30s, were left extremely shaken up. It’s not thought anything was stolen in the incident.”

Of the five, one was described as a large black male, a second as a large white male and there were three younger looking white males. It is possible that one of the offenders was wearing a white puffa-type jacket.

It was the third occasion the property had been targeted in a week.

On Saturday January 21 at about 8pm the residents were disturbed by noise. When the elderly man went to investigate he saw three men running down the stairs and followed them but lost track of them in a nearby churchyard.

Then on Monday at about 1.30am two man described as slim and tall and in their twenties entered but fled when challenged. A quantity of cash, a lap-top, an air rifle and fishing equipment were all taken in this incident.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious at these times or has information about the inccedents should contact Dc Laura Hicks on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.