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Masked men confront Broad Croft homeowner in attempted robbery

Posted on Monday 30th December 2013 at 12:57 pm by SH (Editor)

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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Police appeal after pensioner robbed by teenager on bike

Posted on Tuesday 16th October 2012 at 4:57 pm by SH (Editor)

Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a pensioner was robbed by a young man in Wheatfield Drive yesterday afternoon (Monday 15th October).

The victim, an 72-year-old woman, bent down after feeling a pain in her leg and as she did so her handbag was stolen by a male teenager riding a mountain bike.

The incident occurred at around 3:20pm.

The offender is described as white, aged between 16 and 18, with short dark hair. He was wearing a grey top and black trousers with something red underneath his top.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The news comes just a week after a 29-year-old man was mugged at knifepoint by a masked and hooded attacker in Stanshaws Close – losing his phone, wallet and an item of jewellery.

Police say the two incidents are not related, adding that they have already arrested a suspect in relation to last week’s incident.

Data published on the police.uk website shows that robbery is a rare occurrence in Bradley Stoke. Over the twelve month period ending August 2012 (the latest for which figures are available) there was just one reported robbery within the town.

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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Police seek information following daylight robbery in Stanshaws Close

Posted on Friday 12th October 2012 at 8:59 pm by SH (Editor)

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A masked and hooded mugger robbed a man of a mobile phone and gold ring at knifepoint in Stanshaws Close, Bradley Stoke earlier this week, reports the Bristol Post.

Police say the 29-year-old victim was talking on his mobile phone when he became aware of someone behind him.

When he looked round he saw a man who threatened him with a knife and demanded his phone, his wallet and his jewellery.

The robbery happened at around 1:15pm on Monday (8th October).

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.

Read more: Masked attacker armed with knife strikes in Bradley Stoke

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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Appeal for information after knifepoint robbery in Stoke Gifford

Posted on Friday 15th April 2011 at 7:50 pm by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a knifepoint robbery in Stoke Gifford.

Two teenage boys were in Mead Park on Hatchet Road at 3:50pm on Thursday (14th April) when they were approached by another four boys.

One of the four boys demanded a gold chain and mobile phones after threatening them with a knife.

Police would now like to speak to this boy; he is described as white, around 16-years-old and 6ft 1inches to 6ft 2inches tall. He had a skinny build and possibly some facial hair. He was wearing a black Adidas hooded jacket and dark jogging bottoms.

Anyone who may be able to identify this boy or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call police on 0845 456 7000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Read more: Police appeal for information following knifepoint robbery

[Ed: The initial police report wrongly places Mead Park in Bradley Stoke]

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