Appeal for information after Stoke Gifford burglary

Police in South Gloucestershire are appealing for information about a burglary in which a woman was threatened with violence.

Two men entered the bedroom of her home in Cobb Court, Stoke Gifford at around 1am on Monday 10th January and demanded cash.

They also stole her mobile phone, a pink Taco Lite, and left through by the front door. The 31-year-old victim, who was shocked but otherwise unhurt, later found that the rear patio doors had been smashed open.

She has described the offenders as black, both 18-20 years old in dark clothing. Both wore some form of item covering their lower face and had hoods up. Both spoke with local accents.

A neighbour saw a total of three men at the same time. She saw one man waiting at the front of the house and then saw two run out the front door.

She said the man waiting was of mixed heritage male, in his early 20s, around 6ft tall and of medium build. He was wearing a three-quarter length coat.

She said the two other men looked like they could be related to each other. She describes them being of mixed heritage, in their early 20s, 5ft 10ins tall and of skinny build. Both were wearing black clothing including three-quarter length coats and both had white and black coloured bandanas wrapped around their face.

All three went off in what is described as a Black Audi A3 with tinted glass windows.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staple Hill CID on 0845 456 7000 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police