Armed yobs burst in as chil­dren ate cake

Daily Star - - NEWS - By MARK CHAN­DLER [email protected]

A DAD has de­scribed the ter­ri­fy­ing mo­ment bungling armed rob­bers gate-crashed his son’s 10th birth­day party by mis­take.

Pals had just sung Happy Birth­day when a gang of three thugs burst through the back door, ap­par­ently think­ing it was a drug den.

The dad, 55, said they rushed into the liv­ing room, where chil­dren were sit­ting on the sofa eat­ing cake.

He said: “At first we thought it was a joke or some­thing, we just didn’t process it. We had just sung Happy Birth­day and blown out the can­dles. They were all sat here eat­ing on the sofa in a lit­tle row.”

And when the gang de­manded drugs and cash, the per­plexed par­ents replied: “What are you on about? There’s noth­ing here.”

The fa­ther added: “This was a kids’ party and they didn’t care – they just car­ried on.” He de­scribed the trio as black, with two around 6ft tall and an­other stand­ing at just 5ft 5ins. One bran­dished a knife with a black, ser­rated blade.

And the mum, 37, added: “My hus­band said to phone the po­lice so I got my phone but the lit­tle one snatched it out of my hand. He was re­ally vi­cious.”

The men pushed her into her hus­band at their home in the Cat­ton Grove area of Nor­wich and they both “went flying”, she added.

“They did seem un­sure of them­selves,” added the dad. “The big one ran out and I said to the oth­ers: ‘Get out, you’ve got the wrong ad­dress’.

“The lit­tle one wouldn’t leave so I pushed him out of the back door, but he had his arm still in­side with the blade try­ing to slice me. We’re lucky that no­body got stabbed or hurt.”

The cou­ple said the chil­dren were left in tears and felt trau­ma­tised af­ter the at­tack.

Last night po­lice were trawl­ing through CCTV in an at­tempt to find the sus­pects.

AT­TACK­ERS: Three yobs broke in

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