Brighton residents ‘threatened with baseball bat and knife’ in aggravated burglary

Residents in Brighton were ‘threatened with a baseball bat and a knife’ in an aggravated burglarly.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 3:36 pm

Police are investigating the incident, which happened in Bevendean Crescent around 9.20pm on Tuesday, April 27.

A spokesman said: “During the incident it is reported that three men knocked on the door and then forced their way into the property, threatening the residents with a baseball bat and a knife.

“The intruders searched the address before taking a number of electrical items, including phones and laptops, as well as expensive clothing.

“The suspects then left the property and fled on foot in a northerly direction. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.”

The three men, all described as black or mixed race, were said to have been wearing surgical gloves and face coverings, police said. Two of them wore orange high visibility jackets.

The spokesman added: “Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed anyone acting suspiciously is asked to report online or call 101, quoting 1405 of 27/04.”