CCTV released in connection to linked Rotherham offences

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:57
Dated: 05 June 2018 11:35:58

Detectives investigating a robbery in which a man and a woman were dragged from their bed, tied up and threatened to have boiling water poured over them, have released CCTV footage of men they need your help to identify.

At around 12.30am on Monday 21 May, the couple were asleep in a flat above Ellie’s takeaway on High Street, Maltby, when they were woken by four men in their bedroom.

The men made demands for cash before searching the flat and then stealing money from the shop downstairs.

Detective Constable Becky Straw, investigating, said: “This was an incredibly nasty, violent incident which has understandably left the couple extremely distressed.

“We now need your help to identify the men in the footage as we continue with our enquiries. We’d like to speak to them in connection to what happened.”

Officers are also linking the incident on High Street to a break-in at Bramley Mini Market on Flandewell Lane, in the early hours of the following morning, Tuesday 22 May.

At around 12.25am, three men reportedly forced their way into the mini market, taking money, tobacco and electronic cigarette items.

Police believe the same men were involved in both incidents and want to hear from anyone who has any information about what happened. Officers also want to hear from anyone who recognises the men in the CCTV footage, as they may be able to assist with enquiries.

DC Straw added: “While I appreciate it’s difficult to see the faces of those in the footage, I’m hopeful that someone will recognise their clothing or mannerisms and come forward with information.”

If you can help, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 17 of 22 May 2018.

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