Garden couple threatened with metal bar in Liverpool

A couple sitting in their garden suffered a "despicable" robbery by three men who threatened them with a metal bar, police have said.

Police said the man and woman's ordeal took place as they sat in their back garden on Beaconsfield Road, Woolton, Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

One of the gang forced the man inside his house demanding jewellery and watches before fleeing.

A police spokesman said no-one was hurt in the robbery.

Det Insp Bev Hyland said: "This is a despicable crime and I can only imagine how terrifying it must have been for this couple.

"Mercifully they were not hurt during the incident but they have been left extremely distressed by their ordeal.

"Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home, and everyone should be able to enjoy the nice weather in their garden in peace."

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