THREE masked offenders armed with weapons, including a gun broke into a family home in Quince, Aminton yesterday.
Detectives are now investigating the incident which occurred last night, Tuesday 6 February in the residential street which is home to two primary schools.
The terrifying incident involved three offenders, one armed with a gun, one armed with an axe and the final one armed with a broken bottle.
The offenders made off from the property with a set of car keys and were seen to travel towards Woodland Road.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “We were called to reports of an aggravated burglary at an address on Quince, Tamworth at around 9.45pm last night.
“Three unknown offenders gained access to the property, and after an untidy search, they took a set of vehicle keys.
“The offenders all wore face coverings, gloves and dark clothing. One wore a black padded jacket and cap, and another dark grey tracksuit bottoms.
“Although weapons were not used and no one was injured, the offenders were believed to be carrying a handgun, axe and a broken bottle.
“They fled the scene in the direction of Woodlands Road in a dark coloured hatchback, possibly a Vauxhall.
“An investigation is underway and CCTV is being reviewed.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 769 of February 6.
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