10:33am Thursday 26th September 2013
A MOTHER and daughter were threatened at gunpoint by raiders who burst into their Halesowen home and demanded money.
The terrified mum-of-three begged the gunman and his four accomplices not to harm the16-year-old teenager.
The robbers - three of whom had their faces covered - escaped with more than £2,000 worth or jewellery, almost £300 in cash, a Packard Bell laptop, an MP3 player and Samsung mobile phone.
Nessa Mokbun and her daughter Ayesha were downstairs when a robber broke into their Hillwood Road home through the kitchen window and ran to open the front door to the rest of the gang.
Mrs Mokbun, aged 38, said only the gunman spoke and demanded money. Fearing for her life and that of her daughter, she told them she had £20 upstairs.
To her horror two of the gang were already ransacking her bedroom. They flung her mattress off the bed, uncovering savings of £250 which they took along with the £20.
They also escaped with two jewellery boxes, containing her valuable wedding gold and Ayesha’s costume jewellery.
Mrs Mokbun’s husband Ainuddin Ahmed, a 48-year-old chef, was at work when the armed robbers plundered their home shortly after 10pm last Thursday. They also stole his £95 watch and a bracelet.
The couple’s two boys, Arif, aged 11, and Onik, aged seven, were asleep in their bedrooms at the time, although one of the boys came to see what was happening and was ushered back to bed.
Mrs Mokbun said: “I was so scared for my children. The gun was pointed first at me and then at my daughter. I just said take what you want and go.
“We are still so frightened when anyone knocks on the door and at night we all sleep in the same bed.”
The gunman had called at the house earlier, claiming to be looking for someone who lived in the street, and spoke in Bengali. But during the raid he spoke to her only in English.
Mrs Mokbun said he was in his early 20s, three of the others were slightly younger, but the fourth was only about 16 or 17-years-old.
They were all Asian and three of them used hooded jackets to hide their faces. One them also wore a black scarf around his face.
Detective Sergeant Toby Davis said: “This was clearly a very frightening attack which has left them shaken up and we are following a number of lines of inquiry to find the men responsible.”
The gang sped off in a dark coloured car and police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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