Violent Robbery at Northiam

Large Amount of Cash & Two Guns Stolen

Witness appeal following robbery in Northiam

22 February 2016



Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Northiam on Sunday (21 February).

Four men wearing balaclavas and dark clothing broke into a house in Ewhurst Lane at around 8pm whilst the owners were downstairs in the lounge.

The suspects smashed through French doors at the back of the house with one of them carrying a hammer.

One of the victims, a 51-year-old man,was hit in the head and suffered a small cut before being forced to open a safe. The other victim, a 47-year-old woman, was told to hand over car keys.

The suspects left the property with several thousands pounds in cash, a number of trophies and two shotguns for which the owner had a license.

They then took a black Toyota Hilux from the driveway and drove off.

Detective Inspector Rob Morland said:

“This violent but isolated incident has understandably been a distressing ordeal for the victims.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area and saw something suspicious to get in touch.”

Witnesses can email [email protected] or call 101 quoting Operation Deansway.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (

Rye’s Own Bulletin  22 February 2016