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Robbers threaten OAP victims with screwdriver

PUBLISHED: 13:23 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 11:31 01 July 2010

ROBBERS forced their way in to an elderly couple s house and threatened to stab them with a screwdriver. Police have issued an e-fit in a bid to find the vicious thieves who knocked at the house on Burrfield Drive, Orpington, on January 17 at around 10.2

ROBBERS forced their way in to an elderly couple's house and threatened to stab them with a screwdriver.

Police have issued an e-fit in a bid to find the vicious thieves who knocked at the house on Burrfield Drive, Orpington, on January 17 at around 10.20pm.

The men pretended they had run out of petrol and once the door was opened forced their way past the 70-year-olds and grabbed hold of one of them, threatening to stab them in the neck if they did not give him money. Both searched the kitchen and fled with £30 and a mobile phone leaving the couple extremely shaken up.

DC Paul Winter, of Bromley Police's Robbery Squad, said: "This was a particularly vicious attack on two vulnerable members of our community, committed by a couple of very nasty individuals.

"Bromley Police are extremely anxious to trace them before they have the chance to commit any further offences".

The couple said one man was white, about 5ft 10ins and stocky, in his late 20s or early 30s.

He had dark hair which was about 1in long and appeared to have a slight curl to it, but looked greasy and flattened.

They also said he had a slightly ruddy complexion and about one days beard growth and was wearing a cream coloured anorak which was grubby looking and came down to the top of his legs and beige coloured gloves.

The screwdriver he used had a yellow handle with red on it and it had a four inch blade.

His accomplice was about 5ft 4ins, skinny, in his early 20s and had a pale complexion.

His face was obscured by a black coat with a hood and possibly something pulled across his face and he was wearing dark gloves.

Call DC Winter at on 020 8284 9969 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 with information.

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