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Police renew robbery appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:54 14 August 2009 | UPDATED: 08:25 01 August 2010

POLICE in Beccles are renewing appeals for help in tracing two men after they gained entry to a home in Laurels End in the town around 10.30am yesterday morning.

POLICE in Beccles are renewing appeals for help in tracing two men after they gained entry to a home in Laurels End in the town around 10.30am yesterday morning.

They threatened three occupants at the property and stole a quantity of cash.

One of the occupants at the address - a 16-year-old boy - answered the door to two men who initially claimed to be railway workers. The men then barged past him into the property, awoke another resident at the address - a 59-year-old man - and demanded he hand over cash.

Both men then produced weapons - what appeared to be handguns and a stun-type device - and made threats. The noise brought a third occupant at the property - an 18-year-old woman - out to see what was happening.

The two men then assaulted the 16-year-old boy and the 59-year-old man before forcing the 59-year-old to hand over a quantity of cash. The two offenders both fled after the 59-year-old managed to escape the property and raise the alarm.

The 59-year-old sustained grazing to his shoulder in the incident.

The offenders are described as black, aged in their 30s, with short cropped hair and wearing fluorescent yellow jackets. One was around 5ft 11ins tall, of large/ stocky build while the other was shorter and of slim build.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the men in the town yesterday, or anyone who may have seen them travelling into or around the area.

If you can help please call Beccles CID on 01986 835300.

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