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Police continue hunt for masked armed raiders
Detectives are continuing to hunt for masked raiders who burst into Bradford homes holding householders up at gunpoint before escaping with tens of thousand of pounds of jewellery.
A specialist team has been set up in Bradford to target criminals who commit such burglaries and robberies last month after a spate of such thefts including a pensioner held up at gunpoint in Clayton Road, Lidget Green.
Since the start of Operation 'Scaldlock' no more such raids have been reported, but police are still hunting for the men who carried out two raids in the weeks leading up to Christmas .
Nazma Nazir, whose grandfather Mohammed Amin, 81, was held at gunpoint when raiders ransacked their home in Clayton Road in November, said she was disappointed that police had not kept her family informed about the progress of the inquiry.
In that raid £45,000 of sentimental gold jewellery was taken including rings, bracelets and passports. That robbery came only weeks after a similar raid in Oakleigh Road, Clayton, when armed robbers stole £60,000 of jewellery and herded young children into a front room while they ransacked the house.
Miss Nazir said that her requests to the police for information had been unsuccessful.
“We are still shaken up and this has affected us as a whole family,” she said.
“The police spoke to me twice after it originally appeared in the Telegraph & Argus, and said that it was still under investigation.
“I have since heard nothing and to be honest I think it is really poor.
“They might be doing whatever behind the scenes, but I would like feedback. Just one phone call to say this is our next step and this is what we have done. It would just be nice to know what is going on.”
A police spokesman said that inquiries into the robberies on Oakleigh Road and Clayton Road remained ongoing.
“I believe a detective has actually been to see the family to provide an update,” the spokesman added.
Anyone with information about the theft of gold jewellery, can contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.