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Redbridge man left with ‘serious’ facial injuries being hit with metal bar in burglary

PUBLISHED: 15:27 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:27 16 November 2017

Jewellery stolen in aggravated burglary. Picture: Met Police

Jewellery stolen in aggravated burglary. Picture: Met Police

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A resident was struck around the head with a metal bar after he refused to hand over his possessions during a burglary in Redbridge.

Four men made off with £30,000 worth of jewellery. Picture: Met Police Four men made off with £30,000 worth of jewellery. Picture: Met Police

A gang of four men broke into the victim’s home in Roding Lane South, and stole £30,000 of gold jewellery on Sunday, November 12 at 9.30pm.

Detectives from the Met’s East Area Command are investigating the aggravated burglary and are appealing for information.

A Met spokesman said: “The four suspects broke into the address and demanded jewellery.

“When the victim, aged in his 60s, refused, one of the men struck him over the head with a metal bar, causing serious facial injuries.

“The victim was treated by London Ambulance Service and taken to an east London hospital. He was later discharged.”

Police are releasing photographs of some of the jewellery taken, and appealing for anyone who recognises it to contact police.

So far there have been no arrests.

Det Con Chris Christoforou said: “This was a terrifying burglary where a man was woken up by intruders, who used violence and made off with valuable jewellery of huge sentimental value.

“We would urge anyone with information about this burglary to get in touch as soon as possible.”

If you can assist police with their inquiries, call East Area Command CID on 020 8 45 2751 or 101, or tweet @Metcc.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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