Kenny student house ransacked at gunpoint

They broke down the door and demanded cash

Terrified students were woken in the early hours of Thursday morning when thieves smashed into their home. 

Three masked and armed thugs broke into the property on Albert Edward Road around 2:15am.

Nautical Science students Ashwin Adegowda and Umender Rana were asleep when they were targeted.

Ashwin recalled the horrifying experience in an interview with The Echo. She said: “I was in my bed asleep when three men came into my room.

“One of them then pressed their hand over my mouth, while another held a gun to my head and shouted ‘give me your money’.

“I screamed. The third masked man then ransacked my room as one of them held the gun at my head and hit me over and over with it.

“I was scared out of my wits – I thought I could die.”

Terrified flatmate Umender locked his door in a desperate attempt to stop one of the armed men from entering his room.

Umender said: “The man demanded my wallet – but all there was in it was my student ID and credit card. He then dragged me downstairs and demanded the pin for my credit card.”

While this was taking place, Ashwin was still being held at gunpoint.

The armed men made off with a wallet, two mobile phones and Timberland and Hugo Boss watches, at around 2.30am.

Distraught and traumatised from the event, the house are confused as to why they were targeted. Ashwin said: “We don’t have any money or anything of value in the house. I’m not even working yet because I’m concentrating on my studies.

“We feel really shaken by this and scared to answer the door – we’re frightened they might come back.”

The boys have been living in the house since December last year, after travelling from India to study at Liverpool. They live with two other men, who were not in at the time.

Detective Inspector Sarah Kenwright commented on the event: “This was a particularly nasty incident but I want to reassure the public that officers are working hard to find the persons responsible.

“Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Albert Edward Road and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact us.”