Woman expecting delivery opened front door to 'burglars armed with a meat cleaver'
A woman answered her front door to a caller only to be confronted by burglars armed with a meat cleaver, a jury has heard.
Two safes were stolen from the property in Valley Road in Blakenall, Walsall, on March 23 this year after the householder who was expecting a deliveryman, opened the door to find a group of males wearing high visibility jackets.
Wolverhampton Crown Court was told that the victim locked herself in another part of the premises and when the intruders left it was discovered that the safes had vanished.
Karl Wlodarz, aged 36, is standing trial accused of a string of burglaries and attempted burglaries at residences in the borough within days.