Investigation launched following aggravated burglary in Wroughton
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Officers are investigating an aggravated burglary in Wroughton last night (16/10).
Shortly after 8pm, approximately four people broke in to a house in Weirside and ransacked several bedrooms before assaulting a woman at the address.
Fortunately she was not seriously injured but was understandably very shaken up by the incident. The group made off with cash from inside the address. The vehicle was spotted travelling at speed along Perry’s Lane following the incident. We believe the incident may be linked to a burglary reported at an address in Swindon approximately 20 minutes prior to this incident where an address in Biddestone Avenue, Coate Water, was targeted.
A door at the address was smashed - it is unknown at this time whether anything has been stolen from inside the property.
Det Insp Darren Ambrose from the Burglary Unit said: “Incidents of this nature are extremely upsetting and frightening for those involved - we completely understand the trauma that burglary can cause to victims which is why we are totally committed to identifying those responsible. Our team of officers on the Burglary Unit are today continuing with their extensive enquiries and have identified a number of further lines of enquiry which they will be pursuing over the coming days.”
We’d urge anyone who was in the area of Coate Water or Weirside between 7pm and 8.15pm last night to get in touch – you may have information which could help with our enquiries.
Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54230109853. Alternatively, call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.