CCTV appeal after men armed with crowbars assault elderly man in his Boxted home and steal four-figure sum of cash

Do you recognise this man? Essex police would like to speak to him in connection to an aggravated bu

Do you recognise this man? Essex police would like to speak to him in connection to an aggravated burglary in Boxted. Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

Two men armed with crowbars assaulted a man in his 70s in his home in Boxted and stole more than £1,000 in cash.

Essex police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the aggravated burglary.

According to Essex Police, the suspects forced their way into the property in Langham Road in Boxted, near Colchester, at around 8.40pm on Friday, January 5.

A police spokesman said: “A man inside the property was assaulted and a four-figure sum of cash was taken.

“The victim, a man in his 70s, was taken to hospital for treatment but he was not seriously injured.”

If you recognise the man captured on CCTV or have any information that could assist officers in their investigation call Colchester CID on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/2327/18.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 111555 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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