Baby threatened with hammer in Coventry pub raid

Detectives are appealing for the public's help in tracing robbers who threatened a baby with a hammer during a pub raid in Coventry.

Two men broke into the Brooklands pub in Kingsbury Road before grabbing the landlady by the throat and demanding cash from the safe.

One of the men also waved a hammer at the woman's 11-month-old grandson and suggested the baby, and her two daughters, would be attacked if she did not do as they said.

The men escaped on a large, black motorbike with money from the robbery in the Coundon area at about 1am on July 15.

One of the men is described as black, in his late 20s, about 6ft, with a smooth complexion and dark brown eyes, while the other man was said to be white, in his 20s, with a large nose, and was wearing blue G-Star branded jeans with a '69' on the pocket, and blue Adidas trainers.

The offenders are unlikely to have said exactly what they did to steal the cash but let me be absolutely clear that these men attacked an innocent woman as she slept and then threatened to injure a baby.

– Detective Inspector Nick Dale, Coventry CID