A STOURBRIDGE mum has spoken of a terrifying armed break in at her home, which saw her car stolen after masked intruders threatened to kill her daughter's boyfriend.

Five masked men, armed with knives and machetes, broke into the home on Chawn Hill, Pedmore, just before 5pm last night (January 10).

The house was empty, except for the woman's eldest daughter's 27-year-old boyfriend, who was upstairs unwell in bed.

He was subjected to a terrifying ordeal, in which the armed men burst into the room and demanded the keys to the BMW.

The woman, who does not wish to be named, said: "They held him against the wall with the machete to his head and threatened to kill him.

"I don't know whether they expected him to be there or not. They went through all the cupboards looking for the keys."

The intruders left with the keys and stole the BMW. They also took a number of sentimental items of jewellery and cash.

She added: "Nobody was hurt but it has damaged our peace of mind and we feel violated

"It's really scary someone has been watching the house. They just don't care. It makes you think they are looking at the house, you don't feel safe.

"I feel people need to be aware. It seems rife in this area."

A similar armed break-in happened at house on nearby Greenfinch Road on Boxing Day, in which armed men stole a couple's car keys at knifepoint.

A police spokesperson said: "Police are investigating a burglary at an address in Pedmore that took place yesterday afternoon (Thursday 10 January).

"Five men wearing balaclavas and holding machetes entered the rear of the property at around 4.40pm, threatened a man visiting the house and took car keys, cash and jewellery. They then drove off in a BMW 118, which they stole from outside the property.

"No-one was injured and no arrests have been made.

"Police enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 20DY/8241W/18."