Knife-wielding gang break into couple’s home before being chased out by the homeowner in his dressing gown
- The gang of four break into a house in Liscard, Wirral, Liverpool, just before 7pm
- Footage, captured on January 23, later shows the men running out of the house
- Merseyside Police are now appealing for witnesses following the aggravated burglary
This is the shocking moment a gang of knife-wielding men break into a couple’s home only to be chased down the street by the homeowner moments later.
The CCTV footage, captured at Michael Jones’ home in Liscard, Wirral, Liverpool, shows the masked men break into the property just before 7pm on January 23 using a lock picking device.
However moments later, in a dramatic turn of events, Mr Jones emerges from his home in his dressing gown and chases the four masked men down the street.
The four masked men break into the couple’s home in Liscard, Wirral, Liverpool, using a lock picking device
The CCTV footage, captured outside Michael Jones’ home, shows the armed men break into the property just before 7pm on January 23
Mr Jones and his partner Emma had been in the utility area of their kitchen when the the armed men ran in and pinned them against the wall with machetes and meat cleavers.
He told The Liverpool Echo: ‘We had no idea they had come in the front door – they used a professional locksmith tool to get in – this was clearly organised crime.
‘They knew what they were doing, they took our phones off us and told us to put our hands on the table before demanding to know where our money and car keys were.’
During the horrifying ordeal, the group of masked men had threatened to stab Mr Jones’ baby and his partner’s daughter who were both sleeping upstairs.
However Mr Jones was able to get hold of a knife from one of the men before running outside and screaming for help.
The men run out of the property after Mr Jones’ was able to break loose and scream for help
The gang of four (left) run out of the house panicked as Mr Jones chases after them in his dressing gown (right)
The screams panicked the thugs who then ran out.
Merseyside Police are now appealing for witnesses following the aggravated burglary and confirmed that an investigation is underway.
Detective Inspector Laura Lamping said: ‘This is a shocking incident which has left the female of the property extremely shaken.
‘I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Lathom Avenue at around 7pm and who saw anyone acting suspiciously to get in touch.
‘This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and I would appeal to anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation to contact us as soon as possible so that we can find the people responsible and bring them to justice.’
Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.
You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100023506 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.