Witness appeal after aggravated burglary in Weymouth

03 May 2016
Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following an aggravated burglary in the town.

Officers were called  to reports that two men had forced their way into a man's home and assaulted him. They also stole a number of items including a quantity of cash, a mobile phone and tobacco. It is believed one of the offenders was carrying an unknown sharp item.

The incident happened at around 7.10pm on Friday 29 April 2016 at an address off King Street. The 53-year-old male victim was not injured in the incident.

The offenders are described as white and aged in their mid-30s. Both were wearing dark clothing.

One of the men was around five feet ten inches tall and of a heavy build. He had short black hair in a possible side parting. He was clean shaven and spoke with a local accent.

The second offender is described as around five feet eleven inches tall, of slim build, with black medium-length hair and had a plain black scarf covering his mouth and nose.

Detective Constable Siobhan Lovering, of Weymouth CID, said: “The incident occurred at a time when it was still bright and sunny and in a busy area of town, so I believe there may have been potential witnesses around. The offenders stole a large Smirnoff bottle that contained cash, so it is possible the men may have been seen carrying this.

"I am appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to contact me."

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 29:336. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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