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Clacton: Appeal as three men barge into home and threaten couple with ‘sword-like weapon’ before making off with watches and electronic items

08:06 24 June 2014

Three men are being sought after an aggravated burglary in Clacton. File Photo: Shout / Rex Features

Three men are being sought after an aggravated burglary in Clacton. File Photo: Shout / Rex Features

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Three men who barged their way into a house in Clacton before threatening the occupants with a small ‘sword-type weapon’ and making off with expensive items are being sought by police.

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The owner of the property in Elm Grove discovered the men at about 11pm on June 20.

After threatening him and his wife, they searched a bedroom and stole several watches, including two Rolex watches, designer belts, cash, a PS3 and Samsung TV.

There were two black men and one white man involved in the aggravated burglary – they all had their faces covered with scarves.

The black men were aged between 20-25 and one of them was about 6ft, of medium build.

The white man is a similar age and was of a large build and wearing a grey hoody.

Dc Lee Winfield, who is investigating, said: “I want to hear from anyone who knows who is responsible. I also want to hear from anyone who is offered the items above to buy.”

If you have information, call detectives at North CID, Tendring on 101 ext 440255

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