Appeal to help catch house raid burglars

Knife-wielding burglars break in while woman and baby are home

Thursday, 21st November 2019 — By Samantha Booth

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A WOMAN at home with her young baby was threatened at knife point during a “terrifying” burglary.

Detectives this week released CCTV footage of the suspects forcing their way into the family home.

The Met Police are not releasing the exact road name, but say it was on September 19 at 11pm in the Abbey Road area in West Hampstead.

Three suspects got out of a black Audi while one man waited inside the car on the driveway. Realising something was happening, the 32-year-old victim called the police before the men came upstairs demanding she tell them where the safe was while threatening her with a large knife.

A ring stolen in the burglary

The traumatised victim handed over her wedding ring and a bangle hoping it would make them leave. They kept demanding to know where the safe was before fleeing.

The woman ran to her baby’s room and waited for police to arrive.

Detective Constable Daryl Cavanagh, leading the investigation, said: “This was a terrifying incident, made all the more callous by the fact that the victim was at home along with her young baby.”

He added: “All have their faces concealed and are wearing dark clothing, but it is hoped someone may recognise the vehicle.”

The registration number was GU13FDV, but it may have been a false plate. Anyone with information is been asked by police to call 101 with reference CAD 9062/ 19SEP19 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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