POLICE are appea-ling for help after a Shirley family were subjected to a terrifying ordeal at the hands of burglars wielding a knife and an axe.
The incident happened at approximately 5pm on April 15 when two men entered the house, while the occupants, a man and a woman in their sixties and a man in his twenties, were inside.
The thugs threatened the trio and then tied them up while they searched the home for valuables.
They later fled in a silver BMW 316 car with cash, jewellery and personal belongings from the family.
The terrified victims suffered wrist injuries and were physically shaken by the event.
The first thug is described a white man, aged about 25, skinny and five foot six inches tall. He is said to be gaunt looking, pale, with missing teeth.
He wore a green or brown beanie hat with a peak and a black hooded jacket and tracksuit bottoms.
The second man is described as white aged 28 and skinny with a gaunt and pale appearance and sporting a ginger or brown goatee beard.
He only had one tooth at the front of his mouth and was dressed in a dark blue baseball cap and an ‘Ellesse’ jacket which was dark blue at the top and cream along the bottom.
The car they escaped in was later found abandoned at the junction of Walkers Heath Road and Gay Hill Lane in Druids Heath.
Detective Constable Dan Watts from the robbery team at Solihull Police Station, said: “It is believed that this was an unprovoked attack which left the victims extremely shaken. We would be keen to speak to anyone with any information.”
Any witnesses to the burglary are urged to contact detectives on 0845 113 5000.