A machete gang broke into a dentist’s £1.6million home and threatened to murder his young children unless he handed over his designer watches.
Dr Kailesh Solanki, 38, and wife, Michelle, 30, were left terrified after the gang broke into their home in Bowdon, Cheshire at 10pm on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28.
Two men wearing balaclavas and wielding a machete and a hammer smashed into their home and threatened to hurt their children in a terrifying six-minute raid.
One screamed at them: "If you don’t open your safe I’ll go upstairs and kill your kids," reports MailOnline .
The thugs stole more than £200,000 worth of designer watches, handbags, sunglasses and jewellery, including Mrs Solanki’s diamond engagement and wedding rings.
Dr Solanki told the Daily Mail: "They smashed through the patio windows and ran towards me.
"One had a machete, the other had a hammer and they were both dressed in black with balaclavas and gloves.
"I just froze. They took jewellery and a watch off me."
Mrs Solanki told of how she was terrifying the robbers would hurt her young children, Dylan, ten months, and Jasmine, 21 months, who were asleep upstairs.
She said: "I just thought, ‘this is it’. That feeling will stay with me for life. When one of them said he’d kill the kids I said to him, ‘they are just babies’.
"The man with the machete grabbed my hand and took my wedding and engagement rings and my watch. He wouldn’t let go of me.
"At one point, one said, ‘leave her, she’s actually shaking’. I was numb. If they had told me to cut my arm off and my kids would be OK, I’d have done it.’
The couple believe the thugs had been at the property the Thursday before the raid.
They phoned police and their private security company after seeing two men on their CCTV cameras.
Both arrived with minutes of the call and the men left.
Dr Solanki, who runs his own dentistry business across Manchester, said he called 999 after hearing the thugs smashing in their patio doors.
The thugs then ordered him to open his safe and said he threw everything inside into a bag.
Detective Sergeant Sohail Ahmed, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "These offenders subjected an innocent family to a terrifying ordeal.
"We are following a number of lines of enquiry and are appealing for the public to help us catch these dangerous criminals."
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