Added on 15 July 2017 at 16:10
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a burglary at a house in Lympsham in which a substantial amount of cash in US dollars were stolen.
It happened at about 9.45pm on Friday 14 July. The householders were at home when they were disturbed by the suspects.
After demanding money and jewellery, the suspects made off on foot towards the church with the cash and some costume jewellery in an eighties-style Louis Vuitton duffle bag belonging to the family.
The police helicopter and specialist dog units supported officers in their initial investigation and Crime Scene Investigators have examined the property.
DC Richard Grierson said: “This incident has understandably left the couple feeling shaken and distressed and they are being supported by their family. We’re carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area but I’d ask anyone with any information which could help the investigation to get in touch with me.
“I’m especially keen to hear from anyone who has been offered US dollars, costume jewellery or the designer bag for sale in unusual circumstances, or who saw any persons or vehicles acting suspiciously in the East Brent or Lympsham area.”
If you can help, please get in touch online, or call 101, quoting reference 5217161056.
Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. You could even qualify for a reward and still remain anonymous.