CCTV captured the moment the gang – whom it believes wielded a gun – broke into their home in Wirral after throwing a brick through the back door
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A mother was handcuffed to her bed with a knife held in front of her face after stepping out of the shower to find masked men who stormed her house.
The victim suffered a blade wound on the cheek during the terrible ordeal in which the men stole cash and jewelry.
CCTV captured the moment the gang – who it believes were wielding a gun – broke into their home after throwing a brick through the back door.
The mother of two said she was in the bathroom when she heard a loud noise around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Liverpool Echo reports.
She said, “I heard a bang when I was in the shower. I have two dogs and they were barking, but with the wind I thought something had fallen into the garden.
“I heard another bang and jumped out of the shower and saw three masked men with knives and guns demanding cash and jewelry.”
The 27-year-old said she didn’t have anything of value but added, “One of the boys pinned me to the bed. He put the knife in my face.
“They cut my face. I said there was money in the drawer – it was only a small amount. I gave them my watches and jewelry and they screamed, ‘is this all you have, is that all?'”
The student paramedic, who refused to be named for fear of reprisals, said she called the police during the incident and the men left her home in Bebington after being frightened.
Unsure why she was being targeted, she wondered if the men had seen their “expensive” dogs and mistakenly believed that she had bred them.
She was home alone at the time and was grateful that her children weren’t with her, she continued. “You put a brick through my back kitchen door – it’s full glass. My little girl could have been home and eating her dinner at the table. I’m just grateful that the kids weren’t here. “
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She wants to move home now and said, “It really shook me and I just want the people in Bebington to know what happened.”
Merseyside Police have opened an investigation into the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 or on Twitter (@MerPolCC) or Facebook (Merseyside Police Contact Center).
Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.