Masked men confront Broad Croft homeowner in attempted robbery

Broad Croft, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

A man who answered his door was confronted by two men in balaclavas in an attempted robbery in Bradley Stoke.

The incident happened at 6pm on Saturday 28th December in Broad Croft (off Pear Tree Road).

A man in his 80s answered his door when two men pushed their way into his home and demanded he tell them where the drugs were.

They forced him to sit in a chair while one of the men ran upstairs where his wife was in bed and seconds later the offender ran back down and they both left.

An investigation into the incident has begun and police say they would like to hear from anyone who knows who the men were or saw them arriving in or leaving the area.

DC Dai Nicholas, who is investigating the incident, said:

“This was a frightening incident with incidents like this often having a significant impact on the health of elderly victims. A paramedic attended the scene to make sure the victims were OK and we will be supporting them throughout our investigation.”

“I believe this was a case of mistaken identity and that the robbery was targeted at another person or group. I would appeal to anyone who has information about the incident to come forward and tell us what they know so that we can identify the people involved.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101 and quote 129468/13.

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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  1. So they were looking for a house with drugs in well they must have known a house in that street had drugs so maybe if the police find the right house and stop these drug pushers it might not happen again and a poor old man won’t get hurt again

  2. Or they are targeting the elderly to steal prescription drugs to sell. It is a fair bet an elderly couple would be on medication so how about you do not send the police to terrorise a street of innocent people based on the actions of two clearly deranged individuals at the very least until more information is known.

  3. So, until more information is known, are we correct to assume that the above “anon” lives in the house on the street of his otherwise innocent neighbors where the drugs in question really are? (Sorry anon, but beta blockers and nitro glycerine pills don’t have a huge black-market demand on the mean streets of Bristol.)

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