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Elderly couple robbed – Hailey, Witney

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly couple in their 80s were robbed in their home on Saturday evening (14/07) near Witney.

The couple, who live in White Oak Green, Hailey, were sitting in their living room when at around 7.30p. Two men entered the house through the rear kitchen door, which had been left open.

They demanded money and stole some cash from the kitchen and ran off. They also took a further amount of money from the couple’s car.

The men are both in their 20s, tall, and both have dark or black hair. They drove off in white saloon car.

PC Kerryann Garside said: “This incident happened in a quiet and remote part of West Oxfordshire and we would like to hear from anyone in the area who saw anything suspicious.

“Did you see men of this description in the Hailey area? They may well have been checking out other local properties before they targeted this one.

“It is vital we catch these cowardly men, who have preyed on vulnerable people.

“Our advice to people is please ensure your external doors are locked and do not open the door to a stranger. If you have a door chain, use it. A genuine caller will not mind if you check their identity. If you are suspicious then call 999 immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact Det Con Hannam via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.

If you don’t want to speak to police and don’t want to leave your name, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Posted : 17/07/2007 16:34:35

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