Arrests made in connection with aggravated burglary in Cheltenham
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Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation into an aggravated burglary at a house in Cheltenham last month.
Police had been called to Pilgrove Way in Springbank during the early hours of Sunday 16 July after it was reported that two unknown men had forced entry to a property before spraying the occupants in the face and body with what is believed to have been an incapacitant spray.
The offenders then made off with a black leather handbag which has a gold buckle opening.
Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted enquiries into the incident and identified two men they believed were involved.
Arrest attempts were conducted and the men, aged 27 and 45, were arrested last weekend in connection with the incident.
They were arrested on suspicion of dwelling burglary and aggravated dwelling burglary before being bailed until September pending further enquiries.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Annabel Brittain said: "I am extremely grateful for the local residents who have submitted Ring doorbell footage or made contact with us following our appeal for information on this concerning incident.
"An investigation is still ongoing while we work to gather as much evidence as possible. Anyone who hasn't yet checked their cameras for the early hours of 16 July is asked to do this as soon as possible.
"Please do also contact me if you are aware of suspicious activity around the relevant time."