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Detectives are appealing for information after a family were threatened with a knife during a burglary in Streetly.

Three men managed to break into the home in Langham Green through a back door at around 7.45pm on Tuesday (09/10)

They demanded car keys from a 36-year-old woman while threatening her children, aged 4 and 6, with a knife.

The thieves then escaped with a blue BMW and personal belongings, however the stolen vehicle was later recovered in the Sheldon area of Birmingham.

An investigation has been launched and officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Reassurance patrols are also being stepped up in the area.

Detective Sergeant Adam Hicklin, from force CID, said: “This was deeply distressing for the family to be threatened in their home.

“This is a place they should feel safe and it is completely unacceptable to put anyone, yet alone young children, in fear like this.

“We are determined to find whoever was responsible for this and I would urge anybody who can assist our enquiries to get in touch as soon as possible.”  

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference number 20WS/232279K/18