Knife held to woman's throat and man beaten in Black Country machete robbery

Police are hunting the robbers who came armed with sledgehammers, machetes and a knife.

A woman had a knife held against her throat and a man was repeatedly hit with a machete during a terrifying robbery at a Black Country home.

Three masked men smashed their way into a house in Harden Road, Bloxwich, at about 10.10pm on Saturday night and subjected the couple to more than 90 minutes of terror.

The men were armed with machetes, sledgehammers and a knife, and left the couple – both in their 60s – fearing for their safety.

The intruders eventually left with a substantial amount of cash and jewellery.

The woman had a knife held against her throat, while the man suffered arm and head injuries after being repeatedly hit with a weapon, West Midlands Police said.

The attack happened at a home in Harden Road, Bloxwich

The man remained in hospital for treatment and further assessment on Sunday evening.

Detective Inspector Mandy Thompson, from force CID, said: "This was an horrific experience for the victims in their own home.

"The man was repeatedly hit with a machete as he tried to get them to leave, while the woman had a knife put against her throat.

"We need to find whoever was responsible for this and I would urge anyone with information about this trio, however insignificant they feel it may be, to come forward."

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat, or by calling 101, and quote crime reference number 20WS/295078E/20.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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