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Armed men raid Greenham house

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Newbury.

At around 10:25pm on Thursday (31/5) four masked offenders broke into a house on Pinchington Lane, Newbury. Three victims, two men aged 66 and 21, and a 53-year-old woman were awoken from bed. None of the victims sustained any injuries. The offenders then stole jewellery and cash, then made their escape by climbing over a fence. It is believed that the offenders parked a vehicle, possibly a dark coloured BMW 1 series, in the corner of a nearby Tesco car park on the same road. The victims believe that all four offenders could have been black men, and were armed with knives and machetes. Investigating officer, Detective Constable Craig Cole, of Force CID in Newbury station, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victims, who were awoken from their beds by masked intruders. “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicle parked in the Tesco car park, seen anybody getting in or out, or the vehicle driving at speed or erratically. “It is a 24-hour store which has shoppers coming and going at all times of the day.”

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