Footage released of knifepoint robbery

CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house
CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house
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DRAMATIC CCTV footage has been released of the moments robbers struck at the home of a South Yorkshire businessman.

The images show family members cowering as knife-wielding thugs entered the garden of the house in Spring Lane, Sprotbrough.

CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house

CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house

A £5,000 reward has been issued as police seek to track down those responsible for the raid, which took place on Friday, September 7, at about 5.45pm.

The robbery was carried out by three men who drove to the scene in a black Audi A5, which pulled into a field behind the property.

Two men then got out of the car and entered the garden of the property, owned by Adrian Welch, who runs a glazing firm.

One man was wearing a mask over his face and the other man was wearing a scarf pulled up to the bridge of his nose.

CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house

CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house

Mr Welch, aged 44, his wife and three children, were all at home when the men entered the garden.

Mr Welch confronted the two men in the garden and was threatened with a knife, with threats also made towards his family.

He was forced into his home by the men who demanded money and other items of value.

The businessman was then punched in the face and the two men left the property.

CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house

CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house

Detective Inspector Rich Partridge, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “This was a particularly nasty and violent robbery that has had devastating effects on the family.”

Anyone with details should call police on 101.

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CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house

CCTV images of robbery at Sprotbrough house