Burglars threaten Farnham family with crowbars

Four men forced their way into a home in Farnham and threatened a family with crowbars, police have said.

Four family members were at home at the time and the men punched a boy in his early teens and pinned him to the ground and attacked his father with a crowbar on Monday night.

Two women, the man's wife who was in her 40s and a woman in her 70s, were also threatened, Surrey Police said.

Officers said the burglars took a quantity of high-value gold.

Det Sgt Andy Greaves said all the men wore masks and gloves and three of them had crowbars.

'Appalling actions'

The boy was punched and held down by one man while the other three searched the home in Upper Hale Road.

His father, a man on his 50s, had cuts to his arms and legs after he was attacked. He was treated in hospital but has been discharged.

Police said the women had jewellery forcibly taken from them.

Describing the men as dangerous, Det Sgt Greaves said: "These actions are appalling and have no place in society."

He urged anyone with information to contact the police or Crimestoppers.

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