Couple feared for their lives as four masked intruders break into their Ely home and make off with £20,000 in cash and jewellery

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s were threatened at gunpoint in Witchford on Tuesday when fou

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s were threatened at gunpoint in Witchford on Tuesday when four masked men broke into their home. Picture: GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s were threatened at gunpoint in Ely when four masked men broke in and stole £20,000 in cash and jewellery.

Police say the couple “feared for their lives” after being the intruders pointed the gun.

The couple were at their home in Witchford Road, Ely at 9pm on Tuesday when the four masked men entered through an open window.

The men, who were wearing dark clothing, demanded the couple hand over valuables and, left with more than £20,000 in stolen cash and jewellery.

Detective Sergeant Sam Constable said: “This was a terrifying experience for the couple, who although they were not injured, have been left extremely upset by this incident.


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“The men would have needed a vehicle to travel to and from the house and I would urge anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 35/44584/18 or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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