Elderly man attacked after disturbing burglars near Cirencester

A man in his 70s was left in hospital after disturbing three burglars near Cirencester. 

The offenders had forced entry to a property in Perrotts Brook at around 11am on Tuesday (June 28).

The man disturbed them and was injured after being hit in the face.

He was taken to hospital and received treatment for cuts and bruises.

The male offenders made off with a bag of jewellery which was dropped on the drive.

They left in a small silver hatchback and drove in the direction of Cirencester.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the vehicle and those responsible.

The men were described as being white and wearing dark clothing, one of them was thought to be six foot tall.

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious people or vehicles in the area.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage from the time.

Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and quoting incident 169 of June 28: gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report

You can also call police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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