Two men sought after village raid

POLICE are today hunting two men following an aggravated burglary at the home of an elderly couple in Chevington near Bury St Edmunds.The couple, believed to be in their 70s, were tied up and threatened with a hammer by two men who then demanded the keys for the neighbouring Post Office at about 4am.

POLICE are today hunting two men following an aggravated burglary at the home of an elderly couple in Chevington near Bury St Edmunds.

The couple, believed to be in their 70s, were tied up and threatened with a hammer by two men who then demanded the keys for the neighbouring Post Office at about 4am.

The offenders then searched the property before leaving the couple tied up at their home.

At this stage it is not known if anything has been stolen and it does not appear that the offenders gained access to the Post Office.


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The first man is described as white, aged in his 30s, about 5ft 8ins and of medium build. He wore a dark woolen hat, dark trousers and jacket.

The second offender was also white, about 5ft 9ins and of medium build. He wore a balaclava, a dark jacket and dark trousers.

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Detective Inspector Karl Smith said: "Fortunately the elderly couple were not seriously injured and managed to release themselves before calling police from a neighbouring property.

"As you can imagine this must have been a terrifying ordeal and they have both been left extremely shaken.

"The male occupant of the property was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for a check up following the incident.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area and noticed anyone acting suspiciously between 3 and 5.15am to get in contact as they may have vital information to assist us with our enquiries."

Anyone with information should call Suffolk Police on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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