Women threatened in their own home by burglars in Evington

Police are investigating a burglary in which two women were threatened with a screwdriver in their own home, in the Evington area of Leicester.

The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Thursday evening (16 November). Two men forced their way into an address on Uppingham Road, between the junctions of Downing Drive and Spencefield Lane.

Once the men entered the property they threatened the two women, one aged 79 and the other aged 56, with what is believed to be a screwdriver and demanded jewellery and money.

The men then fled the property with several items of jewellery and cash, escaping through a rear window.

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Police believe the men may have left the scene in a vehicle parked nearby.

The women described the suspects as white men of proportionate build and around 5ft 6ins tall. They were wearing dark coloured clothing and their faces were covered with black bandanas.

Although no one was injured in the incident the women, understandably, were left shaken by their ordeal.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and would like anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and saw anything suspicious to get in touch with them.

Police are especially keen to trace a dog-walker who stopped and spoke to a man outside the property immediately after the incident took place.

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