Boy held at gunpoint in ‘traumatic’ south London burglary

A teenage boy was one in every of a lot of folks held at gunpoint throughout an “extremely traumatic” armed theft in Lambeth, south London, lately.

The burglary passed off at an property alongside Lansdowne Way in Lambeth on the night of Sunday April 18.

At round 5.30pm, a 17-year-old boy answered a knock on the door to a stranger who, together with two different males, forcibly entered his dwelling with out permission.

“All have been armed with weapons together with a firearm and knife.

“The younger boy was held at the handle for round three hours alongside 4 different occupants, all threatened at gunpoint,” a police assertion described.

“The suspects then made off to the automotive park outdoors the handle on an property alongside Lansdowne Way, SW8 the place they rummaged via the sufferer’s automotive,” it continued.

#APPEAL | Where you in the Lansdowne Way, Wandsworth Road, or Priory Park areas between 8.50pm and 9.05pm on Sunday, 18 April?

Any witnesses are requested to name police on 101, quoting CAD 6823/18APR.

— Wandsworth Police (@MPSWandsworth) April 29, 2021

The terrifying burglary lasted over three hours, police stated, ending at 9pm when the suspects ran off down Lansdowne Way.

A complete of £1,000 in money and a number of excessive worth private possessions have been stolen and brought away in two Nike backpacks.

The victims and their households are being supported by specifically skilled officers from the Met Police, whereas an outline of the suspects was additionally included in the police attraction, obtainable right here.

As the Met appealed for info, Detective Constable Will Wigzell, of the Burglary and Robbery Investigation Team, stated:

“The offence timings in this case are very slender and we imagine witnesses would have seen the suspects fleeing between 20:50 and 21:05 on Sunday, 18 April.

“I urge anybody who was in SW8 postal code, particularly Lansdowne Way, Wandsworth Road, or Priory Park areas, to please come ahead in the event that they noticed three males appearing suspiciously, or any automobile being pushed in a harmful or reckless method.

“I’m asking anybody who was in or lives inside this space, to overview CCTV or sprint cam footage which will present the suspects making off.

“This was an extremely traumatic expertise for the younger sufferer and all these concerned, which might have resulted in a far worse end result.

“This is a critical offence involving the manufacturing of a firearm. Whilst offences like this are uncommon, these committing them characterize the very worst of our society and it’s vitally vital we discover these accountable, to carry them accountable for his or her actions and provides justice to the victims.

“Detectives are working tirelessly to ascertain the circumstances and I’m urging anybody with info, sprint cam footage, or residential CCTV which may be related, to contact 101 quoting CAD is 6823/18APR.”

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