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18-Oct-2014 14:33

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Detectives are appealing for information after a married couple were attacked in their home during an aggravated burglary in Sutton.

The incident happened at approximately 01:37 hrs on Saturday, 18 October in Stanley Park Road, Carshalton.

Two men entered the semi detached house forcing the front door open. One man was armed with a knife and another with a handgun.

They confronted the couple who were in bed and demanded money.

The male victim, 42, struggled with both men and was pistol whipped. He also sustained a knife wound to the hand.

He and his 32-year-old wife were then bound.

Both men then left with a quantity of cash, car keys and house keys.

The victims managed to break free and call the police. They were taken to a south London hospital and treated for minor injures.

Both suspects are described as black aged 28 to 33. One was 5ft 9ins tall, solid build with a London accent. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, hood up and a balaclava.

The second was 6ft tall, with a London accent. He was wearing a black hoodie and a black balaclava.

Detective Sergeant Julian Phillips of Sutton CID said: "This was a terrifying burglary committed by two men who used a high level violence against the victims.

"I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or has information on what happened to come forward as soon as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to call Sutton Police station on 0208 649 0735 or via 101, or to call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests at this time and enquiries continue.