Family puts up a £10,000 reward following robbery

SCENE OF THE CRIME Pembury Road
SCENE OF THE CRIME Pembury Road
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A £10,000 reward is being offered for information amid a major investigation into a terrifying robbery.

The family of a man who was subjected to a horrific ordeal when two masked men broke into his home is offering the reward for information that leads to the conviction of the offenders.

The victims, a 45-year-old man and his girlfriend, were in the house in Pembury Road, Warblington, when two men wearing balaclavas burst into the property.

The 45-year-old was assaulted and suffered a broken arm as the robbers ransacked the home for valuables.

Detective Inspector Kerry Loveless, of Waterlooville CID, told The News: ‘There is a substantial amount of money on offer for anyone who gives information about the incident leading to a conviction of the men responsible.

‘This is a particularly cowardly and violent attack which has left a man with serious injuries and the family want to see these offenders brought to justice.’

The crooks made off with three expensive watches; a Raymond Weil, a Cartier and a Longines.

They also stole £3,000 in cash and a dark blue Range Rover.

The robbery happened between 8pm and 8.45pm on Sunday, February 2.

The Range Rover was found dumped in the entrance to Pook Lane, just south of the A27, a short time later.

The first intruder was white, about 6ft and slim.

He wore a black long-sleeved jumper and black trousers, which may have been jeans.

The second intruder was also white, and about 5ft 7in and stocky.

He wore a black long-sleeved jumper and grey tracksuit trousers.

Anyone with information can contact Waterlooville CID by phoning 101 and quote crime reference 44140039506. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.