Boy Threatened With Axe

A nine-year-old boy had an axe held to his neck by robbers who broke into his family's home on the outskirts of Birmingham.

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Images released of one of the cars stolen after robbery in Great Barr

An armed gang who left with two luxury cars from a house in Great Barr, are being hunted by police.

The attackers left with a Nisan GTR and Mercedes CLK after holding an axe to the throat of a child during the attack.

Photos have been released of the Nisan in hope of finding the assailants.

The car was taken from the house in Great Barr on Monday night Credit: Jay Auluk
Robbers broke into the house using sledgehammers Credit: Jay Auluk
The family is hoping that these images will help catch the robbers Credit: Jay Auluk

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Appeal for witnesses of 'heinous crime' after boy threatened with axe

Police are appealing for witnesses of what they are calling a 'heinous crime' in which a 9-year-old boy was left too frightened to stay at home after an axe was held to his throat in Great Barr.

The attack happened around 8pm on Monday evening when several masked men broke into the boy's family home on Newton Road armed with sledgehammers and an axe.

The robbers threatened the family while making demands for cash and keys to the sports cars parked on the drive.

The father Rajinder Auluk handed over two sets of keys, one for a Nissan Pulsar GT the other for Mercedes CLK.

Police say the offenders left the Mercedes on the road outside the house. The Nissan was seen driving away before a black Audi joined the car and drove towards Sutton Coldfield.

Father of boy threatened with axe: 'I thought he was going to cut him'

Point marks the road where the robbery took place and boy threatened with an axe Credit: Google Maps

A father-of-two has described the moment armed thieves broke into his family home and threatened his 9-year-old son with an axe during a robbery in Great Barr.

In the attack that took place on Monday around 8pm, the young boy had an axe pressed against his neck as robbers made demands for cash and car keys.

Rajinder Auluk, a 45-year-old property developer, says his son has been so badly affected by the attack that he is too frightened to live in the house for fear that the attackers may return. He says he believed they were going to cut his son with the axe.

"I heard a loud crash at the front door and suddenly an explosion hit me in the face as these men with axes and sledgehammers came piling through the door.

"I said, ‘take what you want’ but they carried on shouting and held an axe to my youngest’s neck.

"It was true panic. I was angry and frightened, but my main concern was what they were going to do to the little guy, I thought he was going to cut him."

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Boy, nine, threatened with an axe to his neck by robbers

A nine-year-old boy had an axe held to his neck by robbers who burst into his family's home on the outskirts of Birmingham.

Police are appealing for help to catch the thieves, who demanded car keys and cash as they threatened the young boy in front of his parents.

West Midlands Police say it was "a truly horrendous ordeal for the family - [the thieves] had complete disregard for the victims."

It happened on Newton Road in Great Barr at around 8pm on Monday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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