Terrifying moment armed gang raid home and hold gun to 11-year-old boy’s head as he screams ‘don’t stab my grandma’ | The Sun

HORRIFYING footage shows the moment an armed gang raided a home before allegedly holding a gun to the head of an 11-year-old who begged them to not stab his grandma.

CCTV captured six men barging into the property in Walsall, West Midlands, just before 12.30pm on Wednesday.

While inside, the armed robbers are said to have viciously threatened a family and allegedly put a blade to a 71-year-old grandmother's neck.

The masked thugs are then said to have filled their pockets with the family's jewellery, car keys and a Rolex before scarpering.

But after getting into a Range Rover on the driveway, video shows the armed robbers fleeing on foot "when the immobilizer kicked in".

West Midlands Police confirmed it is investigating an "aggravated robbery" at the address and has launched an urgent appeal for information.

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A 45-year-old man, whose son and parents were threatened inside the house, told BlackCountryLive: "My son was there, he was very shook up. He is only 11.

"These guys had guns, they put a gun to his head and they put a knife to my mom's throat, which is his grandmother, then they put a gun to my dad's head.

"My son was pleading with them 'please don't shoot my grandad, don't stab my grandma'. He was crying and screaming but they weren't bothered."

The distraught father claims the men "grabbed his son" and threatened to "tie him up and strangle" him, leading to pleas from his auntie and own father to "leave him alone".

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He added: "My family asked them 'what do you want?' and they said 'we want cash'. We don't have cash at home, nobody has cash these days.

"They said 'arrange it for us' Then they started going through my mom's handbag."

The man says the armed robbers also came equipped with "cable ties" and feared they would have tied up his family.

And the worried dad believes the ordeal would have gone on "for hours", had his brother not turned up soon after the break-in.

He continued: "They came at 12.23pm, my brother has turned up at 12.33pm," he continued.

"They have walked him back in the house and they said 'if you want to see your parents alive, shut your mouth and get back inside'. They said (to him) 'take your chain off, take your bangles off, give us your car keys'."

The father believes his brother's arrival sparked concern among the robbers that others would turn up

In total they were at the house for 11 minutes, said the father.

He said within "one minute" of the gang fleeing, around "15 to 20" neighbours turned up having been alerted to the incident on the estate's WhatsApp group, which was set up by the father's brother four years ago.

"The people actually get there quicker than the police," he said.

West Midlands Police has since taken the Range Rover for forensic examinations, the father said.

But despite the horrifying ordeal being over, the family are still haunted by the nightmare of the home invasion.

The dad continued: "It has scared my son for life. We went back to my parent's house this morning and he was scared to go back inside the house.

"My mom has been awake all night, she says she keeps seeing the same people over and over again."

In response to the story, a spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "We are investigating an aggravated robbery at a home on Athlone Road, Park Hall, shortly after 12.30pm Wednesday where a group of men armed with weapons entered the property and made threats to a woman and a boy.

"Property was taken including cash, jewellery and a watch as well as keys to a number of vehicles.


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"We are aware of CCTV footage circulating on social media showing a number of men trying to steal a Range Rover from the drive before running off.

"We are in the early stages of our enquiry and would urge people who may have information to please contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101 quoting crime investigation number 20/822417/23."

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