LOCAL — 11 August 2014

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Police in Barnet have released sketches of distinctive tattoos in order to trace three men linked to an Edgware home robbery where a traumatised woman was forced to hand over cash and jewellery.

tattooThe same tattoo was etched on two of the suspects’ bodies, and police hope that its eye-catching design will stand out to someone able to provide more information about the incident.

On August 7 at approximately 11:05 hours the victim was at home in Stanway Gardens when she heard banging coming from a bedroom belonging to another resident.

Thinking that they were late for work she thought nothing unusual about it until two men, wearing balaclavas and gloves, barged into her bedroom demanding to know where the safe was.

The victim told the intruders there wasn’t a safe in the house and handed over a quantity of cash and items of jewellery she had in her bedroom.

They forced her downstairs, still demanding to know where the safe was, when a third suspect appeared from upstairs. All three suspects then left when they realised there wasn’t a safe in the premises.

The first suspect is described as a white, 6ft tall male of stocky build with brown eyes, a pale/mid tone complexion neck tattooand speaks with an eastern European accent. He was wearing a black balaclava and gloves, white t-shirt, dark blue jeans, blue trainers and had a tattoo on the right side of his neck (diamond shape with three vertical arrows through the middle.)

The second suspect is described a a white male of 5ft 10ins. He was aged between 30 – 40, of thin build, and also spoke with an eastern European accent. He wore a black balaclava and black gloves, a red Manchester United T shirt with the Manchester United coat of arms on the back, light blue jeans and red and white Nike trainers.

The third suspect was a white male of 5ft 10insin height. He had blue eyes, a pale/mid tone complexion and a eastern European accent. He had an identical tattoo as the first suspect, but it was on the outside of his upper right arm. He wore a black balaclava and gloves, sleeveless shirt white with “Armani Exchange” black logo on front chest, blue jeans, black dress shoes with no laces.

Detective Constable Kerry Bonomi of Barnet’s Serious and Acquisitive Crime Unit said: “This has been a disturbing incident for the victim which has clearly left her traumatised. We would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of Stanway Gardens at the time of this incident and witnessed any suspicious activity. We would particularly like to hear from anyone who may recognise these distinctive tattoos etched on two of the suspects, do they have a meaning?

ringWe would also like to trace the items of jewellery stolen from the victim, which are quite distinctive. Call us if someone has tried to sell them to you.

Call Barnet Police on 101, alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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