Terrified Worthing family burgled by men with a claw hammer

A WORTHING couple and their three children were terrified after being robbed by two men as they ate their Sunday dinner.

A police spokesman said: “A couple were having dinner with their three children in a first floor flat at Chapel Road, Worthing, when there was a knock at the door. The 30-year-old male occupant opened the door and two men rushed in, threatened him and his 27-year-old female partner, and stole £700 cash, two mobile phones, an Ipad, and a quantity of aftershave.

“No weapons were used, although one of them produced what appeared to be a claw hammer during the incident, and the couple were badly shaken but unhurt.”

The two men are both described as black, and in their 20s.

One, the man with the hammer, was about 5ft 5-6in, of slim to medium build, with a small pitted scar on his left cheek. He was wearing a dark blue or black hooded top which was up and had a small badge with yellow colouring on it in the middle.

The second man was about 5ft 10-11in, of medium build, with a short, black goatee beard. He was wearing a dark blue hooded up which was up.

A third man, also described as black and in his 20s, was waiting by the flat front door during the robbery. He was 5ft 6in, of slim to medium build, wearing a dark green hooded top pulled up.

Detective constable Laura Sinden said; “This was a terrifying experience for the young couple. If you were in the Chapel Road area early on Sunday evening and saw this trio please let us know via 101 quoting serial 1399 of 6/11. You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.”