A young Stamford Hill couple, in their thirties had their home broken into attacked and then tied up while their children slept in their rooms, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The gang of 5 men broke in via an unsecured window of the house on Castlewood Road.
The gang left the home taking only the keys for the husband’s office on Clapton Common, but were unable to open it.
Hackney Police said it had been “a frightening experience for this young couple. This is a very serious crime and we have a large team of officers working very hard to find the men who did this. The community is rallying round the family to give them every support.”
The burglars left the house at approximately 6:15 am and police were summoned 2 minutes later.
The suspects are described as white men of slim build, who spoke in a foreign language. Police are trying to trace their movements from CCTV cameras in the area.
Police want to hear “from anyone who was in that area between 4.30 and 6.30 on Tuesday morning”. Anyone with information should contact DS Luke Pagoni on 020 7275 3232 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.