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Police offer €15,600 reward offered to catch burglars who threatened couple with knives

Published 15/08/2015 | 21:14

E-fit images of two suspects as a £10,000 reward is being offered by police to help catch two burglars who threatened an elderly couple with knives. Photo: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire
E-fit images of two suspects as a £10,000 reward is being offered by police to help catch two burglars who threatened an elderly couple with knives. Photo: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A £10,000 reward is being offered by police to help catch two burglars who threatened an elderly couple with knives.

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Scotland Yard said two men wearing khaki uniforms forced their way into the couple's home in Shooters Hill, south east London, and stole credit and debit cards with £700 in cash.

The force has released e-fit images of the suspects and offered a £10,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and prosecution of the people responsible for the burglary.

Detective Constable Andrew Payne said he believed the burglars may have "specifically targeted" the property in Bushmoor Crescent on July 1.

"There are people in the community that will have information about the motive and know those involved," he said.

"An elderly couple in their 70s have been left shaken by the ordeal, so any information provided, no matter how small could assist us with our investigation. We will treat all information in the strictest confidence."

One of the suspects is described as black, in his early 30s, approximately 6ft tall, of stocky build, with short dreadlocks and he spoke with an African accent.

The second man is also described as black, in his early 30s, approximately 6ft 2ins tall, of medium build, with short cropped black hair. He also spoke with an African accent.

Anyone with information should call police on 020 8284 9449 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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