Newent couple threatened with gun during burglary

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A couple from Gloucestershire were threatened with a gun during a burglary at their home.

Police were called to the property at Cliffords Mesne, near Newent, on Tuesday morning following reports of the robbery.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said a man threatened the occupants before tying them up.

The offender is described as being in his 20s, wearing a black balaclava. He spoke with a local accent.

"Detectives were told the man was either carrying a shotgun or a replica firearm," the spokesman said.

"He stole a mobile phone and £400 in cash before leaving in a car and making off towards May Hill.

"The couple were shaken but uninjured by the incident."

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