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Burglars target Sevington, Ashford home of couple with torches as they slept

16 June 2014
by KentOnline reporter

A couple are still suffering the after-effects of a terrifying burglary when raiders armed with torches mistook them for drug dealers.

Police have released these e-fits of the suspects wanted after the professional couple's home was raided in the early hours of May 5.

It's reported four men entered the home in Church Road, Sevington, Ashford, while the couple were asleep.

The two suspects wanted after the Sevington burglary

The two suspects wanted after the Sevington burglary

They were confronted by a group of men with torches who had forced their way into their home.

When challenged, the group fled empty-handed in the direction of Barry Road.

DS Mat Scott said: "This was a terrifying incident for the victims. We believe that they were targeted by mistake and they are still coming to terms with the effects of the ordeal.

"This was a terrifying incident for the victims. We believe that they were targeted by mistake and they are still coming to terms with the effects of the ordeal" - DS Mat Scott

"We and confident that the men targeted the wrong house, we think they were attempting to steal drugs and associated paraphernalia.

"However, this was the address of a professional couple who confronted them."

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a group of at least five men acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

This included a white man, in his mid-20s, around 5ft 6ins tall and with a distinctive square jawline, and a second black man, with short cropped hair and of medium to stocky build.

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01303 289353 quoting crime reference number ZY/14422/14.

Alternatively, you can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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