olice in Swansea are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a property in Coed Cae, Pontardawe.
At approximately 6.20pm on Saturday (11 February) a number of men gained access to a house and demanded car keys from the occupants – a family with children.
Following a struggle, the men left the property
without the keys, but stole a mobile phone and cash before making off.
It is believed at least one of the men involved in the incident had a knife.
He is described as a being a black man with a slight build who spoke with quite a soft English accent, possibly from Birmingham. He was wearing a dark, hooded top or jacket at the time of the incident with the hood up. What has been described as a ski mask was being worn which covered the man’s face except for his eyes. He was also wearing black latex gloves.
The victims managed to raise the alarm with their neighbours and the police were called. Nobody was seriously injured.
Detective Inspector Phil Sparrow, said: “This is a concerning incident which has left the victims traumatised and shocked. They were going about family life when the men walked into their home and asked for their car keys. They put up an extremely brave resistance which I am in no doubt caused the men to make off without the car they were looking for. We would like to hear from anybody who may have information.”
Anybody who does have information should contact south Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *054228 or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.