Appeal for witnesses to burglary in Cheltenham which saw man get injured
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Officers are appealing for witnesses as a homeowner was injured after disturbing an offender who had broken into their Cheltenham home.
Police were called to Montpellier Parade shortly before 2.40am on Monday morning (5 July) after it was reported that homeowners had found an unknown man in their house.
The homeowner, a man in his 80s, grabbed the offender in an attempt to stop him from leaving and fell during this suffering a wound to his head which required hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.
It is believed that the offender gained access to the rear of the property. He searched the house and stole a number of silver ingots plus a gold and enamel Cartier watch before being disturbed and leaving.
Investigating officers have gathered CCTV footage and conducted house to house enquiries and are now asking for any witnesses to come forward.
Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area is asked to complete the following online form quoting incident 36 of 5 July: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Alternatively information can be submitted by calling 101 and quoting the same details.