A shocking incident unfolded in Ruislip on Thursday night (January 19) when a group of men tried to burgle a property while four people were still inside.
A man was hit in the head with a piece of concrete by one of the suspects and a second person was hospitalised after being sprayed in the face with an unknown liquid, prompting a Metropolitan Police investigation.
Police officers were called to Victoria Road just before 10pm after reports of a burglary.
Detective constable, James Williamson, from Hillingdon Police said: “This was a terrifying burglary which left two people injured.
“This happened on a main thoroughfare in Ruislip Manor and at this time of night there would have been countless people in the area.
“I would urge anyone who saw anything that may help us trace these men to get in touch.”
The four suspects forced entry to the property through a porch door, where four people were inside.
According to the Met Police, the suspects then went from room to room demanding gold before leaving empty-handed.
After leaving the house and getting into a getaway vehicle, one of the men spotted a member of the public on the phone and launched a piece of concrete at his head.
The victim, a man in his late 40s, collapsed to the floor and needed hospital treatment for his injuries.
The suspects mounted the pavement in their vehicle and drove their car towards the man, but luckily he was not hit.
Another member of the public was approached and sprayed in the face with an unknown liquid, leaving them in need of hospital treatment, police said.
The second member of the public has since been discharged from hospital.
Scarves around their faces
Suspects fled in the direction of South Ruislip.
They were wearing dark clothing, woolly hats, had black scarves covering their faces, and drove a dark-coloured vehicle, according to the police description.
So far there have been no arrests and police enquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact the burglary squad at Uxbridge Police Station on 02082462112.
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