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Appeal for witnesses to aggravated burglary

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Milton Keynes on Saturday (2/7).

At around 9.45pm, the victim, a man in his forties, was in the living room of his property on Purcell Way, Eaton Leys, when there was a loud bang at the window.


The victim drew the curtains to find three masked males dressed in black armed with baseball bats trying to get into the property.


One of the offenders pulled the window off its hinges, demanding to be let inside and attempted to get into the property.


One of the offenders has then struck the victim on the head with a baseball bat through the window, causing minor injuries.


The victim managed to fend off the offenders, who then left empty-handed in a silver/grey SUV, believed to be a new Citroen C5 Aircross with rear-tinted windows, via Purcell Way, Kitchener Drive and onto the A4146 towards Kelly's Kitchen Roundabout.


The victim was taken to Milton Keynes University Hospital for further treatment but he has since been discharged.


Detective Constable Paul Cushing-Cena, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this incident to please get in touch with us.


“The whole incident lasted one-to-two minutes and the location backs onto a residential car park that is overlooked by numerous flat windows and several residential houses that would have been able to see it.


“Further, there is only one entrance/exit to the estate, so I am hopeful someone did witness the incident and can help us with our investigation.


“I am particularly interested in identifying the vehicle that was used by the offenders to leave the scene so if anyone can help with that, please come forward.


“Also, if you have any CCTV footage in the area or any dash-cam footage if you were driving in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.


“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220290792.


“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”

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