Cash stolen when men force way into elderly couple’s west Suffolk home

Police were called to an address in Wingate Close on Saturday morning

Police were called to an address in Wingate Close on Saturday morning

An elderly couple from Cavendish fell victim to burglars yesterday when a group of men forced their way into their home.

Police were alerted to the incident in High Street at around 6.10pm last night, after the couple raised the alarm via neighbours.

The female resident answered a knock at the front door and three or four men barged past her and demanded money.

The male resident was pushed into a chair before the offenders carried out a search of the property and stole a quantity of cash and a wallet containing cards before leaving the address.

Neither of the occupants were physically hurt but both have been left shocked by the incident.


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The offenders wore coverings partially over their faces, dark clothing and are described as being white and of big build.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around this time yesterday to come forward.

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Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen several men in the vicinity or any vehicles that may have been used by the men involved.

Anyone who can help is asked to call West Suffolk CID by dialling Suffolk Police on 101 and quoting crime number 11939/16.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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