Family robbed in Leicestershire by men posing as police officers

A family have been robbed in their own home in Leicestershire by two men posing as police officers.

The men stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and cash from the family home in Loughborough.

The incident happened at around 7pm in Bates Close, just off Maxwell Drive, last Tuesday (20 November).

Police have released images of the jewellery stolen in the robbery (pictured below) and would appeal to the public to get in touch if they come across any of the items.

The occupants of the house were in at the time of the burglary and were threatened with a screwdriver by the two men.

At first the men were spotted in the rear garden of the address and told one of the occupants they were police officers. The men then approached the front door and made threats to the family if they did not let them in.

No one was injured in the incident but the men got away with around £2000 in cash and a large quantity of Asian jewellery.

Police say keys to a BMW that was not at the address were also taken in the burglary.

The victims have described one of the men as white, around 5ft 8ins, large build, with an Eastern European accent. He was wearing a grey hat, grey jumper and grey gloves with a dark mask covering his face.

Asian jewellery stolen in the burglary in Loughborough

The two men spoke to each other in a different language and both left the address on foot.

Detective Constable Gemma Dempsey, said: “This ordeal was incredibly frightening for the family. They were threatened in their own home and had to stand by while two men stole from them.”

“What is also worrying for us is these two men initially pretended to be police officers so we urgently want to catch them before they use this as a tactic to target other people.”

“If you were around the Bates Close area of Loughborough at the time of the burglary and saw anything or have seen the jewellery in the photo for sale please make contact. Information you have could help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101.