Terrifying moment mother, 22, is threatened at knifepoint by thug in a Tesco jacket while holding her child after two men forced their way into her home and demanded money
- Two men forced their way into a woman’s London home and demanded money
- She was holding her child when man in Tesco jacket threatened her at knifepoint
- Detectives have released footage of two men that they are trying to trace
This is the shocking moment that a ‘terrified’ mother and her child are held at knife-point after thugs forced their way into her home and demanded money.
The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was at her Wandsworth home in south-west London when two men knocked on her door and forced their way in just before 1.30pm on Tuesday.
The woman, who was holding her child, was forced into the kitchen at knifepoint by one of the men wearing a blue Tesco branded jacket, who demanded money before they both fled.
Detectives have now released footage of two men they are trying to trace after they forced their way into the victim’s home.
Detectives have released footage of two men that they are trying to trace after they forced their way into a woman’s home
Officers said that the men threatened her at knifepoint while she was holding her child
The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was at her south-west London home when two men knocked on her door and forced their way in. Pictured: a man in a Tesco-branded jacket holds a knife to the woman
The woman was holding her baby as she was threatened at knifepoint on Tuesday by a man in a blue jacket with a white hood
Nothing is believed to have been taken from the property and there were no reports of any injuries.
Detectives from the Met’s South West Command Unit are pursuing a number of enquiries following the ‘terrifying’ ordeal.
Detective Sergeant Cerith Jones said: ‘The community will be appalled by this awful incident and I know many people will want to reach out and help us identify them.
‘I urge local people to please check your doorbell and dash cam footage for any material that could assist us.
‘If you were in the vicinity and saw two men acting suspiciously, or running away, we want to hear from you.
The force is appealing for information regarding the two men captured on video
The force urged residents to check their doorbell and dash cam footage for any material that could help enquiries
The force will conducting extra patrols in the area over the coming days to help reassure local residents. Pictured, one of the men the police are trying to trace wearing a Nike jumper
The men demanded money, but nothing is believed to have been taken from the scene
The woman was forced into the kitchen where the men demanded money from her as she held her child
‘The young woman was terrified and it is imperative that we catch the men responsible.’
The force will be conducting extra patrols in the area over the coming days to help reassure local residents.
Anyone with information following the incident is asked to contact the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 3421/15 Nov.
Anonymous reports can be made via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.