Thieves armed with axe and hammer attack Sonning man in his home

AXE-wielding thieves attacked a man with a hammer during an overnight raid on a home in Sonning earlier this week.

In the early hours of Thursday, September 27, robbers broke into a house in Pearson Road. They entered through an open window on the first floor of the home, using a ladder from a neighbouring garden to climb in.

Thames Valley Police said that one of the people in the house heard the burglars as they were prowling through the home and confronted them.

The offenders were armed with a hammer and an axe which they used to threatened the homeowners.

He was hit with a hammer and kicked in the ribs, thankfully the injuries were not serious.

However, the thieves made off with a range of items including a large quantity of cash, jewellery, passports and a platinum watch.

They also stole an Audi Q7 which was driven away and abandoned in Sonning Lane.

Police said that the three offenders.

One is white, 5ft 9ins, and of medium build. He was wearing a tracksuit with his hood up and a face covering.

The second offender is black 5ft 8ins, of medium build. He had his hood up, was wearing a face covering and gloves.

No description has been released for the third offender. All of the offenders were wearing masks and gloves.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Craig Cole, of Force CID based at Newbury police station, said: “We are working to identify and locate the offenders who entered a family home and stole a number of high value items.

“I appreciate incidents of this nature can cause concern and patrols are taking place in the area while we investigate. If you have any information or saw anything suspicious in the area at around the time of the offence please call police as we would like to speak to you.”

Anyone with information about the incident, is asked to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference ‘43180294762’.

If you do not want to speak to police, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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