Appeal after pensioners robbed in Swallownest

Date published: 05 January 2022 14:58
Dated: 05 January 2022 11:29:49

Police are appealing for witnesses after two pensioners were robbed on Mansfield Road, Swallownest on Monday 27 December.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm when the victims - a man and a woman both aged in their 70s - were unloading antiques from their vehicle. They had been at an antiques fair that at Doncaster Racecourse that day. As they were doing so it is reported five people wearing masks entered the house and threatened them knives.

They then demanded cash, gold and jewellery.

One victim suffered injuries to her hands and the other was hit in the face and body before the suspects made off with a large amount of jewellery and cash. Some of this was later recovered in the Armthorpe area of Doncaster.

It is thought the suspects travelled in a white hatchback vehicle.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who is offered gold sovereign coins for sale, who witnessed suspicious activity at the antiques fair or who has dash cam footage of any vehicles being driven suspiciously on or around Stone Hill Drive, Swallownest at or around around 4.40pm on Monday 27 December.

If you have any information which could assist our officers, please contact 101 quoting incident number 657 of 27 December.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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