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Sunday, January 28, 2018

ROBBED at GUNPOINT for Bitcoin.

Four robbers burst into the home of Danny Aston, and at gunpoint forced him to transfer Bitcoin.

Aston is the former city financier, recently turned cryptocurrency trader and started his own firm 'Aston Digital Currencies' now living in the village of Moulsford in South Oxfordshire.

"We are all obviously a bit shaken up, even though a few days have passed now. It is not what you expect to happen around here." says one of Aston's neighbors.

Police were called at 9.40am following reports of a door being kicked in and armed robbers entering a residence.  Then according to UK news outlet The Mail, the robbers tied up a women with Aston while forcing him at gunpoint to transfer Bitcoin.

Local police issued the following statement:

“Thames Valley Police is investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred at a property in Moulsford on Monday. Officers were called at about 9.40am to a report that offenders had entered a residential property off Reading Road and threatened the occupants. No one was seriously injured during the incident.

An investigation into the incident is underway and officers attended nearby Moulsford School as a precautionary measure. It is not believed there was a threat to anyone at the school.

Officers are particularly interested in speaking to anyone travelling through the village on the A329 Reading Road between 7.30am and 10.30am on Monday who has Dashcam footage or anyone with mobile phone footage.

People in the local community may notice an increased presence of officers in the area while our enquiries are ongoing.  The investigation is in its early stages however initial enquiries suggest this may be a targeted incident."

The robbers are still at large. 

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Author: Ross Davis
San Francisco News Desk