Woman threatened with knife and burgled

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in Shipley following an aggravated burglary on Clifton Place.

The incident occurred around 11.00 - 11.15am on Wednesday morning (September 11) when the 34-year-old female householder answered the rear door of the property to two male suspects.

The occupant was threatened with a knife and demands for gold and jewellery were made in Punjabi. When the female refused she was hit on head and had her hair pulled.

After the suspects had forced two gold rings from the victim’s hand she was locked in the cellar of the property but was able to free herself by using an access point to the garden.

Both suspects are thought to have fled the property on foot and were seen running down Clifton Place through an archway at the bottom of the street.

A small amount of cash and two gold rings were taken in the burglary.

The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of assault but did not require hospital treatment.

The suspect who carried the knife was described as an Asian male of Pakistan or Indian origin, 6ft tall, 18-19 years of age, slim build with black hair that was cut very short. He had a black handkerchief covering his nose and the lower part of his face and was wearing a black coloured tracksuit.

The second suspect is also believed to be an Asian male of Pakistan or Indian origin, around 6ft tall and aged in his late teens to early twenties. He is described as having a broad build with black hair which was cut in neat style and was slightly raised from his head. He spoke in Punjabi and had a light brown complexion, large eyes and thick eyebrows. He wore a black handkerchief with red and white line detail over his lower face and also wore a black coloured tracksuit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Airedale and North Bradford CID via: 101 or by calling, Crimestoppers anonymously and in confidence, on: 0800 555 111.