CCTV captured the moment the gang – one of which she believes was wielding a gun – burst into her Wirral home after throwing a brick through the back door
A mum was pinned to her bed and had a knife held to her face after getting out the shower to find masked men storming her home.
The victim suffered a blade wound to her cheek in the terrifying ordeal, during which the men grabbed cash and jewellery.
CCTV captured the moment the gang – one of which she believes was wielding a gun – burst into her home after throwing a brick through the back door.
The mum-of-two said she was in the bathroom when she heard a loud noise at around 5.30pm on Saturday, Liverpool Echo reports.
She said: “I heard a bang while I was in the shower. I’ve got two dogs and they were barking but with the wind I thought something had fallen in the garden.
“I heard another bang and with that I jumped out of the shower and saw three masked men with knives and a gun demanding cash and jewellery.”
The 27-year-old said she told them she did not have anything of value, but added: “One of the lads pinned me down on the bed. He put the knife against my face.
“They cut my face. I said there was money in the drawer – there was only a small amount. I gave them my watches and jewellery and they were screaming ‘is that all you have got, is that all?'”
The student paramedic, who did not want to be to be named for fear of reprisals, said she had called the police during the incident and the men left her Bebington home after becoming spooked.
Unsure why she was targeted, she said she wondered whether the men had seen her “expensive” dogs and mistakenly believed she bred them.
She was home alone at the time and was grateful her children were not with her, she continued: “They put a brick through my back kitchen door – it’s full glass. My little girl could have been at home, eating her dinner at the table. I’m just grateful the children were not here.”
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She now wants to move home and said: “It’s really shook me up and I just want people in Bebington to be aware of what happened.”
An investigation into the incident has been launched by Merseyside Police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the force by calling 101, or via Twitter (@MerPolCC) or Facebook (Merseyside Police Contact Centre).
Information can also be shared with Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online.