Men armed with hammer and knife threaten woman during Braintree burglary

The missing woman has now been found. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The missing woman has now been found. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Two men armed with a hammer and a knife forced their way into a house in Braintree in the early hours of this morning.

The burglary happened at around 12.10am today, Monday, April 30, at an address in Notley Road.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Two men, one armed with a hammer and the other armed with a knife, forced their way into an address in Notley Road at around 12.10am.

“A woman inside was threatened but the men left empty handed.

“No-one was injured.”

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The men were both described as white, around 6ft tall and slim.

The man with the hammer was described as wearing a blue jacket and jeans.

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Police say they believe it was a targeted incident and that there is no risk to the wider public.

If you saw anything, were driving in the area and have dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/59028/18.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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