Bury St Edmunds: E-fits issued in village raid hunt

DETECTIVES hunting two men who terrified a couple by tying them up during a burglary have issued likenesses of the suspects.

The burglars struck at the couple’s home in the village of Euston, between Bury St Edmund and Thetford, at about 9.30pm on Tuesday.

They got in by forcing open a window.

The occupants – a man and a woman – were threatened before being separated and made to go around the house turning over jewellery and other possessions.

They were then tied up in the bedroom and further antique items were stolen before the men left after 10.30pm.

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Following interviews with the burglary victims, police have released E-fit images of two men they want to speak to.

Detective Inspector Karl Smith said: “This was a very frightening incident for the couple, who were threatened in their own home and had many items of monetary and sentimental value stolen.

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“Neither of them were injured but they were extremely shaken.

“They were able to free themselves and call police, and units including a dog handler, the force helicopter and officers from Norfolk were immediately dispatched to search the area but the offenders were not located.

“Fortunately this type of offence is very rare in Suffolk and a team of CID officers is working to support the couple and carry out inquiries.

“EFIT likenesses have been generated of two men we want to trace as part of our investigation.”

A blue Volvo was stolen from outside the house but was later found abandoned nearby in the village.

The first burglar is described as white, in his late 30s, of slim build and between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in itall.

He wore a dark hooded top with the hood up and gloves, and spoke with a London or Essex accent.

The second was white, younger than the first man and taller.

He had a pallid complexion and short dark hair, and was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious persons or vehicles in Euston on Tuesday evening, or may have any information about this incident. Calls should be made to Det Sgt Carl Dye at West Suffolk CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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