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Witness appeal after ‘vile scum’ break in to Garden Village house while elderly couple at home

Burglars who targeted a property on Buckingham Road while the residents were at home have been branded ‘vile scum’ and ‘despicable’.

On a public post on social media a relative detailed how his parents house had been burgled on Wednesday evening around 8pm. The post explains that  “four experienced ‘men’ broke in through the conservatory door, which was locked, as was the front door.”

It continues onto say:  “They were disturbed by my Dad, who was grabbed by the shoulders and threatened, but by then they had found a substantial amount of cash. My mum came through and said she’d called the police, and they then left.

“I’m relieved that they don’t have any physical scars, but what emotional scars they have remain to be seen. The police were wonderful.

“Please be vigilant and keep an eye on elderly relatives and neighbours. There are some vile scum around unfortunately.”

The relative praised the community support after the incident, along with support form friends and family adding: “We wont let these vermin get the better of us.”

Garden Village Councillor Andy Williams has called round to the couple, with flowers and comforting them, as have several members of their Chapel. The relative added: “The police have been great again today.”

Detective Inspector Mark Hughes said: “This was a despicable crime targeting an elderly couple.

“I would ask people to please keep an eye on elderly and vulnerable neighbours and report any suspicious activity.

“We are appealing for anyone with information about this crime to do the right thing and contact us on 101 quoting reference Y020798.”

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