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Police continue to hunt for two burglars after attack on woman, 96, in Tuffley

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

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POLICE are continuing their hunt for two men after a defenceless 96-year-old woman was subjected to a brutal raid in her Tuffley home.

Officers are looking at CCTV in the area and have gone door-to-door offering crime prevention advice to homeowners.

PC Steve Sutton, of Gloucester’s Burglary Unit, said: "I would like to reiterate our appeal and say, particularly to anyone in the criminal fraternity, that you can call in anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Most people will be absolutely disgusted that this has happened and want to help.

"Search your conscience if you know something and haven't come forward.

"How would you feel if this was your mother or grandmother?

"Do the right thing and help us stop them."

The burglary happened at the address in Tuffley Lane at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, April 8.

The victim was preparing to go to bed when she heard the doorbell ring.

She ignored it but noticed the lounge door was open so went to close it.

At that point she felt hands on her and was lowered to the floor by the offenders, who went on to search the house while she was incapacitated.

It is believed there were two burglars, described as wearing beige coloured gloves.

The victim pressed her lifeline button and managed to crawl to the telephone where she dialled 999.

It is believed the offenders left empty handed.

To help police call 101 and quote incident 469 of April 8.

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