DNA samples taken after armed burglary in Canterbury

Contributed by editor on Sep 15, 2018 - 06:10 PM



Police have released e-fit images of two people they want to question in relation to a burglary and forensic officers have taken DNA samples.

The incident is reported to have happened at a house in Pearmain Walk, Canterbury, between 1.25pm and 1.35pm on Wednesday, 8 August 2018.

It is reported that four men forced entry to the house and threatened the occupants with a knife. The men are said to have demanded cash. They were unsuccessful in getting cash from the occupants but did steal a number of knives from the kitchen before leaving the property.

It is said they left towards Spring Lane in what is believed to be a green metallic 4X4 vehicle.

All of the suspects are described as being white males. They all had their faces partially covered throughout the duration of the incident.


E-fits released by Police

Since the crime was reported officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries including searching for CCTV footage and examining automatic number plate recognition software for traces of the vehicle described.

The scene was examined by forensic officers and DNA samples have been taken from the victims clothing which has been sent for analysis.

Detectives have interviewed a number of potential witnesses and recently the victim of the incident has helped officers compile two e-fit images.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Mark Huttley said: ‘Clearly this was a very distressing incident for the occupants of the house and we are keen to hear from anyone who has any information about the burglary or can name any of the suspects.’

Anyone who has information that may help police with this investigation is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/046174/18. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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