Burglars assault homeowner and steal car in Amesbury raid

AN Amesbury homeowner was assaulted by three burglars who made off with their car at the weekend in what police have called an ‘extremely frightening’ incident.

The incident unfolded after raiders forced their way into a property in Solstice Rise at around 10.30am on Sunday morning (September 17).

After assaulting the resident, the thieves made off with the keys and stole a grey Peugeot 207 which was parked outside.

Wiltshire Police officers have since located and seized the vehicle in Salisbury, a spokesperson said.

Det Sgt Darren Penny said: “We believe this was a targeted attack, however, it was extremely frightening for the victim.

“We believe the three suspects were wearing masks at the time and used a plank of wood to cause injury to the homeowner.

“Extensive enquiries are currently underway by the South Burglary Unit to identify those responsible and those living in Solstice Rise can expect to see an increased police activity in the area while officers conduct their investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage which could help police, should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54230098446. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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