BREAKING NEWS: CCTV images released of armed raid on home of wealthy businessman
THESE images capture the terrifying moment a high profile businessman and his family were robbed in their own home.
Detectives probing the violent robbery of glazing boss Adrian Welch have this afternoon released CCTV images of the raid which happened in broad daylight as his children played in the garden.
It has also been revealed that businesses have put up a £5,000 reward to catch the robbers.
After two masked men jumped out of a black Audi A5 Mr Welch was forced into his home in Spring Lane, Sprotbrough, and his family threatened at knifepoint.
The robbers made off with a quantity of cash, believed to be thousands of pounds, after punching Mr Welch, 44, in the face.
The Audi left the scene at speed and shortly afterwards the robbery the two men were picked up by a white Ford Transit van as they headed towards Long Lane. The robbers were dropped off near the Sun Inn pub in Barnsley Road, Scawsby.
Det Insp Rich Partridge said: “This was a particularly nasty and violent robbery that has had devastating effects on the family and has left them extremely shaken and feeling incredibly vulnerable.
“The family residence was targeted during daylight hours and the threats of violence in the presence of young children, and the possession of weapons, is a cause for great concern.
“I would urge anyone with information regarding the men involved, the Audi or Ford Transit van used in connection with the robbery, or who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour at the time of the offence or the days leading up to it, to please come forward to assist with the investigation.”
The raid happened at about 5.45pm on Friday, September 7.
Eight men aged between 18 and 43 have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail pending further inquiries.
The £5,000 reward is for information that leads to a conviction.
Anyone with information is asked to please call South Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 857 of September 7.
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