Violent robbers stole a large quantity of Indian gold jewellery from a Kettering home in the latest of a spate of thefts targeting the South Asian community.
Three men claiming to be from the UK Borders Agency pushed and punched a man at a home in Cleveland Avenue, Kettering, on Monday evening before searching the property and making off with the gold and cash.
The first offender is described as white with a pale complexion, aged 20 to 30, 5ft 10ins tall and of stocky build.
He had brown hair with a centre parting and wore dark clothing and gloves.
The second offender was white, aged 20 to 30, 5ft 5ins tall and of slim build.
He was wearing black jogging bottoms with a white stripe down the side, a black top and a black baseball cap with ‘London 2012’ on the front.
There is no description for the third offender.
The man who answered the door was knocked to the ground in the attack, which happened between 5.15pm and 5.50pm.
The Telegraph reported a gold-hungry gang of thieves sparked fear following eight raids on family homes last year.
Tens of thousands of pounds worth of gold and cash, including one family’s life savings, were stolen in burglaries on affluent properties in Brambleside ward, Kettering, where Monday’s robbery took place.
They included family homes in Brecon Close, Saxondale and Pendle Avenue and properties in villages, including Little Cransley.
One family, who live in Brecon Close, described how three “burly men with Eastern European accents” used a crowbar to enter their home while an elderly lady was inside in August.
They got away with £20,000 worth of valuables, including gold, watches and clothes.
They then returned and ransacked the home before leaving with nothing. Only five minutes’ walk away, in Saxon Dale, another family suffered the same heartache when thieves broke through a back window and took their life savings.