Armed police search Hillfields after burglars hold up householder at gunpoint

November 25 2021
Armed police search Hillfields after burglars hold up householder at gunpoint

POLICE are trying to trace two men after a Hillfields resident reported being burgled at gunpoint.

The incident happened at around 11am yesterday at a house in Rosedale Road, between Briar Road and Gorse Hill.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: "Armed officers were deployed to the location due to reports of weapons being present.

"A tour of the area proved negative and enquiries to locate two male suspects are ongoing.

"Police believe this was an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the wider public.

"The victims are being offered safeguarding support."

Police confirmed that the weapon reported by the resident was a gun and that the incident was being treated as an aggravated burglary.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call the police on 101, quoting crime reference number 5221 276 637.