Friday, 11 June 2010

Shotgun and taser used in Hackney burglary

Police are looking for two men, photofits below, after a taser was used on a Hackney resident during a burglary in which a shotgun was also carried by one of the burglars. The motive for the incident is unclear.

Police Statement: "Officers in Hackney have released e-fit images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an aggravated burglary in Fieldwick House, Retreat Place, Hackney, E9.

On Saturday 22nd May 2010 at approx 10:45hrs, two men attended the address purporting to be delivering a television in a large television box.

The female victim answered the door, the suspects then forced their way in, and at this point suspect 1 pushed an electric taser into the victim's stomach. Suspect 2 carried a shotgun in his hand.

The suspects demanded cash, leaving a few minutes later- empty handed.

Both men are described at white, 5'8" to 5'10", aged between 25 and 35. Both suspects were wearing dark clothing.

There have been no arrests and officers retain an open mind re any motive at this stage.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Martin Collier on 020 7275 3232. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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