Police release photos of jewellery stolen in Barnack robbery

Jewellery stolen in a robbery in Barnack
Jewellery stolen in a robbery in Barnack

POLICE are asking people to be on the lookout for distinctive pieces of jewellery stolen during a a violent burglary.

Two men wearing balaclavas assaulted an elderly couple and their 44-year-old daughter after barging their way into the house in Walcot Road, Barnack between 11.45am and 12.15pm on Friday, May 11.

Jewellery stolen in a robbery in Barnack

Jewellery stolen in a robbery in Barnack

The daughter was punched, slapped and kicked as she tried to fend of her attackers, who then barged past her parents, aged 84 and 83.

The daughter was left with bruises after the incident.

The raiders shoved jewellery worth thousands of pounds into a pillow case and then drove off in a black estate car, which may be a BMW.

The haul included a distinctive National Union of Railwaymen membership pin.

Jewellery stolen in a robbery in Barnack

Jewellery stolen in a robbery in Barnack

Both burglars were white, about 5ft 7in and wore black fleece tops and black trousers.

Police this week released four images of some of the stolen items. They are shown on the right.

Det Sgt David Taylor said: “We hope releasing these images will encourage anyone who knows the whereabouts of this jewellery to come forward.

“The jewellery is of financial and sentimental value to the victims, who were left shaken by what happened.

Jewellery stolen in a robbery in Barnack

Jewellery stolen in a robbery in Barnack

“I would encourage anyone with information to contact police.”

Anyone with information about the jewellery or burglary is asked to call the police on the 101 hotline.