Man in his 60s held face down on bed, attacked and robbed near Cambridge in copycat burglary exactly a week after gang targeted Sutton woman

Horningsea is just 16 miles away from Sutton.

Horningsea is just 16 miles away from Sutton. - Credit: Archant

A man in his 60s was held face down on his bed, attacked and robbed near Cambridge yesterday in a burglary that mirrors a similar attack in Sutton – 16 miles away - last week.

The victim was in his home in Priory Road, Horningsea, at around 6pm yesterday (Thursday, January 26) when three men burst into his home. One of the men pushed the victim to a bedroom, held him down on a bed and assaulted him while the other offenders searched the house. It is believed the offenders made off with cash.

It mirrors a burglary exactly a week ago which left a 64-year-old grandma bruised and traumatised after intruders ransacked her bungalow, pushed her facedown onto her bed and then fled with her handbag and purse.

The victim of the Horningsea burglary believes one of the offenders, who spoke with and Irish accent and is described white, in his 30s, around 6’ tall, powerfully built and wearing a dark hooded top, had visited his home earlier in the week.

The second offender is described as around 5’7”, in his early 20s, with a black afro hairstyle and stubble. The victim was unable to give a description of the third offender.

Detective Constable Ian Butcher said: “This was a nasty attack in the victim’s own home and the thieves made off with very little.

“We are keen to hear from anyone in the area who may have seen anything suspicious.”

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