Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gang Held Gun to My Head to Steal Car Keys'

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gang Held Gun to My Head to Steal Car Keys'

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Byline: ROB MCNEIL

A MAN today described his terror at waking up to find a gang holding a pistol to his head and demanding the keys to his car.

The four balaclava-clad robbers smashed their way into the [pound]600,000 house in Langton Avenue, Whetstone, where he lives as a lodger, and threatened to shoot him unless he handed over keys to his Subaru Impreza sports car.

The raid was the second in four in north-east London which police think were carried out by the same gang early yesterday.

The 38-year-old Tube driver, who does not wish to be named, gave a graphic description of the raid: "They smashed through the front door and ran into the house. I was lying in bed and before I knew it there was a man in a balaclava standing over me and shouting, 'The Impreza. Give me the keys'. I said, 'You can't have them,' and he shouted, 'Give me the keys. Now'.

"When I refused again he went to grab the keys from the table next to the bed and I went for them at the same time - that was when he put the gun to my head. …

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