Woman wakes up to find African armed men standing over her bed

A Melbourne woman woke up to find five men armed with wooden stakes and machetes surrounding her bed – who threatened to kill her if she didn’t give them money.

The woman’s terrifying ordeal was revealed by her father Tony who spoke to 3AW’s Neil Mitchell about the ‘brazen attack.’

He said the men, who looked African, stormed into his daughter’s shared house in Greensborough by kicking in the door.

Tony said the men ‘kicked their door in, entered her bedroom towering over the top of her with wooden stakes demanding money.’

He added: ‘They kept saying, ‘if you don’t give us your money, we’re going to kill you.’

When his daughter handed over her money, Tony said they ransacked the property with machetes.

They also stole car keys and made their getaway in ‘two or three’ cars – including his daughter’s.

The story comes days after teenage intruders posed as police officers during a home invasion in Glen Iris, another Melbourne suburb.

The victims said they were woken up by the assailants who shone torches in their faces and ordered them to get on the floor in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The intruders stole a Mercedes from the couple, which was used to commit other crimes, the Herald Sun reports.

A 13-year-old girl was arrested in connection with the armed robbery, but the rest of the gang, thought to be four or five youths, have not been caught.


Staff Reporter

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