Man threatened with knife and hit with hammer during burglary

A man was threatened with a knife and hit with a hammer during an aggravated burglary in Winchester

A man was threatened with a knife and hit with a hammer during an aggravated burglary in Winchester Way Thetford. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

A man was threatened with a knife and hit with a hammer during am aggravated burglary in Thetford.

At approximately 1.30pm on May 10, a man entered a house on Winchester Way and confronted a teenager before threatening a man in his 20s with a knife. The suspect then assaulted the man by hitting him with a hammer causing injuries to his knee.

In attempt to escape from the house, the victim jumped out of a first floor window and broke his leg. The teenager fled unharmed.

Two iPhones, two mountain bikes and two games consoles were stolen.

DC Matt Hendry, from Thetford CID, said: “Based on the investigation so far, we believe that this could have been a targeted incident as opposed to a random attack. I would urge local residents who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time to contact us.”

People are asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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