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Officers release CCTV following aggravated burglary in Dartford

CCTV images have been released of a car which was seen close to a house where five men were reported to have targeted two elderly women in an aggravated burglary.

Officers investigating the incident which happened on Thursday 25 January in Priory Road, Dartford, are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the group of men or the car in the moments before or after the incident.

At around 10.40pm a group of five men are reported to have forced their way into a house.

Once inside the group is reported to have threatened the victims with weapons with one man grabbing hold of a victim’s face and asking where her jewellery was.

The group is reported to have made both women stay in the living room and threatened the women before removing their jewellery. The men are also reported to have had bats with them and searched the house and stole a large quantity of jewellery before running out of the home.

Following an investigation after the incident officers have identified CCTV of a car which they would like to trace which was seen in the area at the time of the incident. The car is described as a dark coloured estate type vehicle.

Descriptions of suspects

Two men have been described as slim build, black, around 5ft 9ins tall and wearing black clothing with their faces covered with plastic masks. One man is described as lighter skinned than the other man.

A third man was described as being black, medium build, 5ft 9ins talk and also wearing black clothing with a plastic face mask. He was also carrying a bat shaped object.

The fourth man is described as black and wearing black clothing and a black mask. He was aged 30 to 40 years old and was of a medium build and around 5ft 9ins.

The fifth man is described as white, aged in his 50’s, around 5ft 7 ins tall, medium build and had a black bandana covering half of his face. He was wearing black clothing and had light coloured eyes. At one point his mask came off showing he had a round face and a flat nose.

Can you help?

Anyone with information about the incident can call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting crime reference number XY/5174/18.

Alternatively to remain anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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