Weybridge aggravated burglary

An elderly woman was subject to a violent attack and burglary in her own home.

Fact titleFact data
Crime date
Friday 3 August 2012
Nature of crime
Aggravated burglary
Weybridge, Surrey
Incident room number
01483 637 040

What happened?

Police in Surrey are appealing for information after a pensioner was violently attacked and tortured during a burglary at her Surrey home in August 2012.

The robbery happened at an address in St George’s Hill area of Weybridge on Friday 3 August, 2012 at about 11pm.

Two masked men forced their way into the property before threatening and assaulting 73-year-old Francoise Jansen who was alone at the address.

The men stole a large number of high value items of jewellery and a CBE medal which belonged to the victim’s late husband.

The two offenders are both described as black men, around five foot seven inches tall, stocky build and were wearing dark clothing and had masks covering their faces.

Detective Inspector Ian James, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a shocking and completely unprovoked attack on a defenceless old woman and I hope this substantial reward will help in bringing those responsible to justice.

“The elderly victim was subjected to what must have been a terrifying and violent attack in her own home.”

There is a £25,000 reward being offered by Crimestoppers and the victim’s family for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible

Anyone who witnessed the burglary or with any information regarding the offence or the stolen jewellery should call Surrey Police on 01483 637 040 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.