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Elderly couple "tied up" in Guildford burglary

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Elderly couple "tied up" in Guildford burglary

Published at 1:48pm 11th February 2018. (Updated at 2:06pm 11th February 2018)

An elderly couple have been tied up in a terrifying burglary in Guildford.

The pair were subjected to the harrowing ordeal after the suspects forced their way into their home near Wodeland Avenue on Friday (February 9). 

Cash, jewellery, bank cards and PIN numbers were stolen.

The burglars tore out a page from an address book and told the couple that once they had what they wanted, they would contact a neighbour to release them.

Officers say the pair weren't injured but have been left badly shaken. 

One of the men is described as white, around 6ft tall, of a stocky build, and in his 30s.

Police say he was wearing a dark woollen hat and a dark scarf pulled over his face, a dark padded coat, gloves and faded jeans which were turned up.

The only description of the second man is that he was slimmer than the first man.”


It is believed that they made their getaway along Farnham Road, across the bridge and towards Woodbridge Road.

Police believe the suspects parked their vehicle on Woodbridge Road and walked to the forecourt of the Nisa BP garage to use the ATM.

They are appealing for any motorists who were on that route (see attached screen shot) between 7.20 and 7.45pm who may have dashcam footage to come forward as a matter of urgency.

Detective Constable Richard Cooper, who is investigating the incident, said: “This may seem like a long shot but we are looking at a very specific time frame for motorists on Woodbridge Road during this time.”

He continued: “This was an extremely harrowing ordeal for the couple who are both in their 80s.

"Although they were not injured, they are really distressed and shaken up.

"This is an extremely unusual offence to have occurred in this area but I would like to reassure the public that we are doing everything possible to identify the suspects and ensure they are brought to justice.”

DC Cooper added: “If anyone saw anything in the area around the time of the incident, or was on the route described above or who has any other information, we would like to hear from you. You might have a vital piece of information which could help us to progress our investigation.”

If you can help, contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180015151.



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