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Would-be robbers who assaulted woman as she opened her front door sought by Brentwood police

15:24 15 January 2014

Police are appealing for information about the attempted robbery [Picture: PA]

Police are appealing for information about the attempted robbery [Picture: PA]

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Three would-be robbers who assaulted a woman as she opened her front door in Brentwood are being sought by police.

Detectives are appealing for information after the attempted robbery in Hawthorn Avenue on December 16, which left the victim with a cut to her lip and a bruise to the back of her head.

The woman, in her fifties, was forced face-down to the ground when she answered her door to the group, who then went upstairs to look around.

However, they were confronted by her son, who chased them out of the property.

Nothing was stolen during the incident, which occurred at approximately 1.40pm.

The first suspect is described as a black man, aged in his mid-twenties, who was wearing a dark coat with the hood up. The second is a white man, also aged in his mid-twenties, who wore a black coat with a furry hood and light-coloured jogging bottoms.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Patrick Snape or his Brentwood colleagues on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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