Elderly couple subjected to aggravated burglary in Guildford

An elderly couple from Guildford have been subjected to a harrowing ordeal.
Burlgars tied them up after forcing their way into their home in the vicinity of Woodland Avenue.
Cash, jewellery, bank cards and PIN numbers were stolen.
The couple was not injured but were said to be “very shaken.”
Surrey police are appealing for help as they continue to investigate the aggravated burglary which took place in Guildford on Friday evening (9 February).
The burglars tore out a page from an address book and told the couple that once they had what they wanted, they would contact a neighbour to release them.
Police said: “One of the men is described as white, around 6ft tall, of a stocky build, in his 30s wearing a dark woollen hat and a dark scarf pulled over his face, a dark padded coat, gloves and faded jeans which were turned up. The only description of the second man is that he was slimmer than the first man.”
It is believed that they made their getaway along Farnham Road, across the bridge and towards Woodbridge Road.
Police believe the suspects parked their vehicle on Woodbridge Road and walked to the forecourt of the Nisa BP garage to use the ATM.
They are appealing for any motorists who were on that route (see attached screen shot) between 7.20 and 7.45pm who may have dashcam footage to come forward as a matter of urgency.
Detective Constable Richard Cooper, who is investigating the incident, said: “This may seem like a long shot but we are looking at a very specific time frame for motorists on Woodbridge Road during this time.”
He continued: “This was an extremely harrowing ordeal for the couple who are both in their 80s. Although they were not injured, they are really distressed and shaken up. This is an extremely unusual offence to have occurred in this area but I would like to reassure the public that we are doing everything possible to identify the suspects and ensure they are brought to justice.”
DC Cooper added: “If anyone saw anything in the area around the time of the incident, or was on the route described above or who has any other information, we would like to hear from you. You might have a vital piece of information which could help us to progress our investigation.”
If you can help, contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180015151.

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