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Gang try to rob an elderly couple in their Dronfield home

Posted on 29th June 2017

Three people have attempted to rob an elderly couple in Dronfield.

At lunchtime on Wednesday, June 28, three masked people went into a house in Bents Lane and threatened the elderly couple inside, demanding money.

The gang was in the house for some time, leaving at 1.50pm in a small, dark blue car which travelled along Bents Lane toward Holmesdale Road.

The couple required hospital treatment following the ordeal.

We are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may have been in the area at the time and seen the suspect’s or car, either before or after the crime.

We’re also asking drivers travelling along Bents Lane to check their dashboard camera footage, as it may have captured the car or the gang outside the house.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact DC Daniel Appleby on 101 quoting reference number 17000273575.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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