Dorset

Blade-wielding masked robbers tie up Dorset woman

A woman was threatened with a letter opener before being tied up by two masked robbers at her home in Dorset.

It happened while the victim was home alone in Christchurch Road in West Parley, police said.

Officers said the men wielded the "long silver blade" whilst demanding money. They then ordered the woman upstairs where she was tied up by her wrists and ankles.

Items stolen included an unknown quantity of cash and jewellery.

'Terrifying ordeal'

Two dark coloured briefcases containing sentimental items were also taken during the robbery on Wednesday, police said.

Det Con Jo Shewbridge said the woman was uninjured during the "terrifying ordeal".

She added crimes such as this were rare in Dorset, and made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Both men are described as being between 5ft 4in (1.6m) and 6ft (1.8m) tall, and of medium build.

One offender wore dark clothing and a hood over his head and face.

The other wore blue tracksuit trousers with a white stripe down the side, and a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up.

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