THREE masked men smashed in to an elderly couple’s home during a robbery

The robbery took place at 7.40pm on Monday, October 30 in Vicars Hall Gardens in Boothstown.

The gang smashed through patio door before one robber held them in their bathroom whilst the other two men ransacked their home.

A quantity of cash and sentimental Chinese jewellery was stolen and a significant amount of damage was caused to the property.

The stolen jewellery included a pair of peony flower Chinese gold earrings, square-cute diamond white gold earrings, white gold and white freshwater pear earrings and a man’s Chinese yellow gold necklace.

Detective Constable Jim Wakeley appealed for information to come forward.

He said: “I am truly horrified at how this elderly couple were victimised in their own home, the place they should feel safe.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 1976 of 30.10.17, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.