A terrifying gang of burglars who spray victims with acid in their faces are on the loose after FIVE horrific burglaries in just two days
MASKED ‘acid’ attacking gangsters believed to be behind FIVE burglaries in just two days are at large across London.
Thugs broke into properties before either threatening the victims or dousing them with a caustic substance and fleeing.
The scares unfolded at homes in Brent Cross, Wembley, Southall and Greenford between Wednesday and Friday.
The Metropolitan Police say the serious burglaries in west and north-west London are linked.
The suspects were described as wearing dark clothing and wearing balaclavas and gloves when conducting the home invasions.
It is also believed that the threats used a dark getaway vehicle.
No arrests have been made yet.
The first incident happened around 11.14pm on Wednesday when four men forced entry into a property in Brent Cross and threatened a resident with a knife.
An unknown substance was thrown at the victim, a woman in her 40s – it is not known if any items were taken from the home on Highfield Avenue.
Just 25 minutes later, police officers rushed to an incident in Flamsted Avenue, Harrow, where four men smashed into property and made off with jewellery.
Nobody was injured in the burglary.
Police then rushed to Lady Margaret Road, Southall, where four men armed with a knife and screwdriver had broken into the property around 10.56pm on Thursday.
They poured corrosive liquid over the face of a man in his 70s before stealing a safe containing cash and jewellery.
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The victim was taken to the hospital with facial injuries, but they were not life-threatening or life-changing.
The fourth incident happened around 8.45pm on Friday in Harrowdene Road, Harrow, when four men broke into a house and threatened the resident with a liquid.
No one was injured, but jewelry and other items were stolen in the horror.
Just 24 minutes later, a group of men reportedly forcibly entered a residential address on Greenford Road.
Three female inmates – one in their 60s and two in their 20s – were attacked with a corrosive substance.
The victims were hospitalized for injuries, but they are not life-threatening or life-changing.
After the horror spate, Detective Sergeant Huss Ahmed of the North West Command Unit confirmed the incidents were related and urged residents to remain vigilant at night.
He added: “Keep doors locked and windows closed and monitor all doorbell and security camera systems to check for suspicious activity.
“If you have any information, video or image that you think may help us, it is important that you report it to us immediately so we can track down and arrest those responsible.”
Call 101 or tweet @MetCC with information, Ref CAD8586/30Mar.
To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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