The woman and young girl were taken to hospital suffering from shock. Anyone with information can call police on 020 8284 8337 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
– Detective Inspector Ian Cameron, Met Police
This was a terrifying attack which occurred in the middle of the day and left both victims traumatised. We are looking for five men, they are described as black, wearing balaclavas, gloves and dark clothing.
One of the suspects was wearing a green camouflage jacket. I'm convinced that someone in the local area has seen or heard something that could assist us with our investigation.
I would encourage anyone who has information to speak to our incident room as soon as possible.
A woman and her four-year-old granddaughter have endured a terrifying daylight raid by a gang of masked and armed burglars in Brockley, south east London.
Five balaclava-clad men, who had guns and a knife, forced their way in to the property on St Asaph Road. They demanded money and searched the property shortly after 3pm on Monday.