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Family robbed at gunpoint in car in Luton

A couple were robbed at gunpoint by two men who got into their car next to their six-year-old child.

The 30-year-old father was forced to brake his Toyota Prius when a man stepped out in the road in Harefield Road, Luton, at 20:50 BST on Monday.

Two other men got into the back seat, next to the child, then threatened and hit the man and his wife with what appeared to be handguns.

They took an Apple iPad, and personal items and cash contained in a wallet.

The man who stepped in front of the car is described as being of Asian appearance, about 20 years old, 5ft 5in (1.65m) and of medium build. He wore a black hooded top.

Of the two men that got into the back of the car, one is described as white, about 26, 6ft (1.83m), of medium build, with white blond spiky hair and blond eyebrows.

He also wore a black hooded top.

'Completely traumatised'

His accomplice was also about 6ft (1.83m) and wore a large black coat and a black turtle neck top.

Det Con Surfraz Hussain said: "The couple had their six-year-old child in the back of the vehicle at the time of this incident and they were all completely traumatised by what happened.

"Although gun crime is low in our county it is a concern that these people chose to put this family, including a small child, in such a dangerous and frightening position.

"I would appeal to anyone who can help identify those responsible for this crime or anyone who saw the car stop in Harefield Road to come forward and help with this investigation."

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