Shotgun armed burglars raid Saltdean home and attack couple

Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 8:47 am

Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in Saltdean in which men are reported to have forced their way into a house, demanding money.

At 11.15pm on Thursday (5 February) police were called to the address in Nutley Avenue, East Saltdean, after several men had forced their way into the house through the front door, threatened and assaulted the man and woman living there, both aged 52, and demanded cash but nothing was taken.

The man and woman were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. The man was treated for facial cuts and the woman was treated for a minor head injury. Both were later discharged.

One of the suspects is believed to have carried a long barrelled shotgun which was not fired.
The victims are believed to be putting up a significant reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

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Detective Inspector Gavin Patch said: “We believe this was not a random attack, and it was certainly an isolated incident for the area. Anyone who saw what happened or has any other information is asked to contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 1518 of 5/2. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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