Couple held at gunpoint while young daughter slept upstairs as robbers stole £400k jewels in Valentine’s raid


A COUPLE were held at gunpoint as masked robbers raided their North London home and stole £400k in jewellery – as their young daughter slept upstairs.

The pair had returned from a Valentine’s dinner to be confronted by a man pointing a handgun at them as they stepped out from their Porsche.

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This is the moment Julian Tendlar is approached by a masked man wielding a gun[/caption]

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As Anna Tendlar moves out of the car another man appears and holds a gun to her[/caption]

Julian and Anna Tendlar were ambushed by two men outside their £3million house in Totteridge.

Mr Tendlar was pistol-whipped before being marched into their six-bed home at gunpoint.

His wife, a 39-year-old pilates instructor, told the Standard: “There was a man wearing a balaclava with a handgun pointed at us. I got out of the car and another guy rushed out the Land Rover. He threatened to shoot me and I froze.

“They were waiting in the road for us to come home so they could ambush us.”

Mr Tendlar said he tried to fight back but the robbers struck him over the head while shouting “get in the f***ing house”.

The 52-year-old said he was forced to open the safe as the family nanny locked herself in his daughter’s room.

Mr Tendlar said the robbers took eight collector’s-edition watches by Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Chanel, including the rings the couple were wearing.

He added: “When they put a gun to my head it felt like they were going to shoot.”

He threatened to shoot me and I froze.

Anna Tendlar

Chilling CCTV showed the raid – which Mrs Tendlar thinks was an “inside job” took less than three minutes.

The couple described one robber as a 5ft9in, white-skinned man with a cockney accent, and the other a 6ft man, with darker skin and an Asian-sounding accent.

It is the latest in five robberies in wealthy homes within a four-mile radius in the past few months.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Officers attended and established that a man and woman were threatened by two suspects who were believed to be armed with a firearm.

“A quantity of cash, watches and jewellery was stolen during the course of the robbery with the suspects entering the victims home to steal more items. Both suspects left in their own car.

“No arrests have been made.

“A number of detailed enquires are in hand including forensic analysis and CCTV footage review at the time of the incident. Enquiries continue.”

Anyone with information should call 101.

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After less than three minutes the pair run from the house and into a car[/caption]

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