Thugs force their way into elderly couple's home in Rowley Fields, Leicester to steal jewellery
Two thugs barged into an elderly couple's home to steal their jewellery.
The men knocked at the front door of the victims' Leicester home and forced their way inside when the husband opened it.
The two men threatened the couple and later left with two necklaces.
The victims were not injured, police said.
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The couple, who have asked not to be identified, were targeted in their home in Collingham Road, off Narborough Road, Rowley Fields, at 1pm on Sunday. (January 13)
Detective Constable Kim Potter said: "This was an extremely distressing incident for the victims in their own home and we need to catch those responsible.
"We have been carrying out house to house inquiries and studying CCTV from the area in a bid to trace witnesses and any information which could lead us to the suspects.
"If you haven't yet spoken to the police and you were in the area on Sunday afternoon, then we would urge you to contact us.
"Did you see two men acting suspiciously or have you been approached by someone trying to sell two gold necklaces?
"If you have heard rumours locally about who may be responsible or you have any information which could assist then please come forward."
One of the men is Asian, in his 30s and of medium build. He has a light complexion, short black hair which was slightly curly and stubble along his top lip.
He was wearing a navy padded jacket which had a large collar and gloves.
The second an is white, slim build and in his mid 40s. He is 5ft10in or 5ft 11ins and has a round face. He was wearing a blue and grey hat and jacket.
Contact Det Con Potter on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.